Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from KEY INSIGHT

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

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they had planned, so investing in an appraisal from KEY INSIGHT actually allowed these people to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's estimated value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property will not attract serious buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your home sits on the market is another month you have to pay the 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 just listing price for your home.

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If you're working with a real estate agent to sell your home, then they'll give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays competing homes for sale in your local area. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This is a crucial (and very common) step if your interests are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

In our opinion, though, you should also get an appraisal from a professional who tracks real estate values for living - PRIOR to listing your house - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

And that's where KEY INSIGHT comes in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

KEY INSIGHT can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will attract buyers, and we can also:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have found an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's condition inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Cut down the chances of unknown headaches that can cause your sale to go up in smoke
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Improvements that add value to your home

There are so many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home There are many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home -- and KEY INSIGHT can help with that. 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 kitchen remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. A kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, but it may not justify the costs you'd pay.

KEY INSIGHT can help you with these decisions. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees are based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from KEY INSIGHT is based on our efforts to finalize the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from KEY INSIGHT. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair sale price, we'll help homeowners 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.