Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Indiana 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. If you're working with a real estate agent to sell your house, then they'll give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes selected sale homes in your local area. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. This step is crucial if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the house's time on the market.

In our opinion, however, you might also wish to consider an appraisal from a professional who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - BEFORE listing your house - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

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

With today's ever-changing market conditions, you should definitely appoint a licensed appraiser to get a solid listing price for your home. Contact us today.

In addition to helping you decide on a realistic price to sell so your home will draw in buyers, a qualified appraisal from Indiana Appraisal Services can:
  • Be a an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you have found a potential buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your home's shape inside and out
  • Make yourself aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected difficulties that can cause sales to deteriorate
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten
A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. There are also plenty of sellers who think their home is worth much more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced house will not attract potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

Improvements that add value to your home

There are so many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your house. Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it... Does the fence need replacing... Should I finish my kitchen remodel... Nearly any project will affect value in some way. But each thing impacts marketability differently. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

Indiana Appraisal Services can help you with these decisions. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like a real estate agent on commission will. An appraisal fee from Indiana Appraisal Services is based on our efforts to finalize your report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. A professional appraisal from Indiana Appraisal Services helps homeowners like you make the best-informed decisions when it comes to investments to add value and settling on a profit-maximizing listing price.