Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Nordquist Appraisal LLC

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 house is much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed them to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an over-inflated opinion of their home's amount of value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract serious buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a factual listing price for your home in today's evolving market.

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Working with an agent to list your property? More than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays similar sales in your town. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. For anyone looking to get most profit out of their house, which includes not having it for sale too long, this is a standard move.

Even if you've been working with the most experienced agent, it's definitely in your best interest to also have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value before signing the Listing Agreement.

That's where we come in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

Nordquist Appraisal LLC can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will interest buyers, and we can also:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have found a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's shape inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected difficulties that cause the process to fizzle
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Home improvements that add value

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your home. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, but it might not justify the expenses involved.

Nordquist Appraisal LLC can help you with these decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Nordquist Appraisal LLC is based on our efforts to finalize your report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the report. So a professional appraisal from Nordquist Appraisal LLC helps you make the decisions on investing in their home and settling on 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.