Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Mitchell Real Estate Appraisals

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

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these people to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's amount of value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home won't attract serious buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is still sitting on the market.

In today's fluctuating market, appointing a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get a factual listing price for your home.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to list your property? Quite often you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays a list of sales in your town. It's a good starting point when determining your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize your home's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a crucial step.

However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion of value prior to signing a Listing Agreement, even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

That's where Mitchell Real Estate Appraisals comes in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

We're also experienced in assisting you with setting a realistic price to sell so your house will appeal to potential buyers. A professional appraisal from Mitchell Real Estate Appraisals can:

  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you have found an interested buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your house's state inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Cut down the chances of unknown headaches that can cause sales to deteriorate
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be equally important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Should I finish my closet remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. Remodeling your kitchen might improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out the expenses involved before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

We'll help you make some of these important decisions. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent do. Your fee to us is based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Mitchell Real Estate Appraisals is based on our efforts to complete your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Mitchell Real Estate Appraisals. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair sale price, we'll help you make the sharpest decisions.

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