Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Troy D. Courtney Appraisals, Inc.

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 home is a lot more than they expected, 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. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's price value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract serious 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 the mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is sitting still on the market.

With today's ever-changing market conditions, you should definitely appoint a licensed appraiser to get a precise listing price for your home.

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If you're working with an agent to sell your property, then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes similar houses for sale in your local area. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. This step is vital if you're going to minimize the home's time on the market and maximize your profit.

Even if you have hired an accomplished real estate agent , it's in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion before you sign a Listing Agreement.

And that's where Troy D. Courtney Appraisals, Inc. comes in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

Troy D. Courtney Appraisals, Inc. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice buyers, and we can also:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your house's quality inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Decrease the chances of unknown difficulties that cause negotiations to crumble
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be equally important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything 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 the costs involved before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

Troy D. Courtney Appraisals, Inc. can help you with these decisions. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent do. 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 Troy D. Courtney Appraisals, Inc. is based on our efforts to complete your 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 the report. When it comes to investing in your house and deciding on a fair price to sell at, a professional appraisal from Troy D. Courtney Appraisals, Inc. helps you make the smartest decisions.

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