Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact 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.

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their home 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. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's amount of value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract serious potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home sits on the market.

With today's fluctuating market conditions, you should definitely use a licensed appraiser to get an accurate listing price for your home.

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Working with an agent to list your house? Then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays competing sale homes in your local area. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This is a crucial step if your goals are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

In our opinion, however, you should also get a pre-listing appraisal from a licensed professional who tracks real estate values for living - PRIOR to putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

And that's where KEY INSIGHT comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent 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 appeal to potential buyers, and we can also:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's state inside and out to impress potential buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Reduce chances of unexpected problems that can cause your sale to flop
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

In addition to "how much?", there may be other important questions to ask yourself before listing your home. Questions like "Should we paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out expenses before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

We can step in and help you make these important decisions. KEY INSIGHT appraisers have no vested interest in what amount your home sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from KEY INSIGHT 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 — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report. A professional appraisal from KEY INSIGHT will help you make the smartest decisions on investing in their homes and deciding on a fair price to sell at.

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