Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Sirius Appraisal Services

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they had planned, so investing in an appraisal from Sirius Appraisal Services actually allowed these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's amount of value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home will not attract interested buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is sitting still on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the best way to get an accurate listing price for your home in today's evolving market.

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If you're working with an agent to list your home, then you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays selected sale homes in your local area. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This is a really important (and very common) step if your intentions are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

In our opinion, however, you should also get a pre-listing appraisal from someone who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - PRIOR to listing your property - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

That's where we come in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

A knowledgeable appraisal from Sirius Appraisal Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice buyers, and we'll also:

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you find a potential buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your home's state inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Reduce chances of unknown issues that can cause sales to crumble
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your home. Ask yourself "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my closet remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out your costs before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

We'll step in and help you make these decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Sirius Appraisal Services is based on our efforts to complete the report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize the report. A professional appraisal from Sirius Appraisal Services will help homeowners make the smartest decisions on investing in their home and setting a fair sale price.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.