Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Lundquist Appraisals & Real Estate Services

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 a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in a professional appraisal 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 inflated opinion of their home's estimated value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is still sitting on the market.

In today's evolving market, using a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a skillful listing price for your home.

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Working with a real estate agent to list your house? More than likely, you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes a list of houses for sale in your area. 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 process.

But even if you have hired the most expert real estate agent, it's in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before signing a Listing Agreement.

And that's where Lundquist Appraisals & Real Estate Services comes in! We can perform 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".

We're also experienced in assisting you with setting a realistic price to sell so your home will attract buyers. A skillful appraisal from Lundquist Appraisals & Real Estate Services can:

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you find a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's quality inside and out to impress buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Decrease the chances of unknown problems that cause the process to fall through
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Improvements that add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be other equally important questions to ask yourself before listing your home. Questions like "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Should I complete my closet remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. A kitchen remodel might improve your home's appeal, but it may not justify the expenses involved.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent do. Our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Lundquist Appraisals & Real Estate Services is based on our efforts to finalize your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. When it comes to investing in your house and setting a fair sale price, a professional appraisal from Lundquist Appraisals & Real Estate Services will help homeowners like you make the best decisions.

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