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.

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is more than they estimated, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these sellers 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 value to decide on a realistic price for 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. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is still sitting on the market.

Using a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a precise listing price for your home in today's ever-changing market.

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If you're working with an agent to list your home, then you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes similar sales in your area. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This step is crucial if you're going to minimize the house's time on the market and maximize your profit.

However, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before you sign a Listing Agreement, even if you've been working with an experienced real estate agent.

And that's where KEY INSIGHT comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent both have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

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

  • Be an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you find a prospective buyer
  • Impress potential buyers with written proof of your home's quality inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Reduce chances of unexpected predicaments that can cause your sale to fall through
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your house. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Should I complete my closet 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. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

KEY INSIGHT will step in and help you make these decisions. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent do. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from KEY INSIGHT is based on our efforts to complete your report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. When it comes to investing in your home and setting a fair sale price, a professional appraisal from KEY INSIGHT helps 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.