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.

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they had planned, so investing in an appraisal from KEY INSIGHT actually allowed these sellers 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 price value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

In today's ever-changing market, using a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get a factual listing price for your home.

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If you're working with an agent to list your home, then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes similar sale homes in your local area. It's a good starting point in deciding 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 logical process.

But even if you're working with an expert agent , it's in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion before signing the Listing Agreement.

That's where KEY INSIGHT comes in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so both 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".

A qualified appraisal from KEY INSIGHT can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will intrigue buyers, and we'll also:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's shape inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Reduce chances of unknown disputes that can cause your sale to fold
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your property. Questions like "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Should I finish my closet remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses can affect their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Your fee to us is based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale 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 the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. When it comes to investing in your house and setting a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from KEY INSIGHT helps homeowners like you make the wisest decisions.

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