Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Chris Peterson

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 a lot more than they'd planned, 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. There are also plenty of sellers who think their home is worth much more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is sitting still on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a fair listing price for your home in today's changing market.

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If you're working with a real estate agent to sell your property, more than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes comparable sale homes in your area. It's a good starting point in deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize your house's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a crucial step.

Even if you've been working with the most experienced real estate agent, it's definitely in your best interest to also have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value before signing a Listing Agreement.

That's where Chris Peterson comes in! We'll do 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.

An efficient appraisal from Chris Peterson can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice buyers, and we'll also:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have found an interested buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your house's quality inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Reduce chances of unexpected predicaments that can cause your sale to crumble
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements that add value to your home

Chris Peterson can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself before listing your house. Ask yourself "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Should I finish my closet remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses can have an effect on 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.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent do. Our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Chris Peterson 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 — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report. A professional appraisal from Chris Peterson helps you make the smartest decisions on investing in their house and setting a fair sale price.

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