Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact 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.

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they expected, so investing in an appraisal from Troy D. Courtney Appraisals, Inc. actually allowed them to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an over-inflated opinion of their home's value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract serious 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 in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

Using a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a proper listing price for your home in today's evolving market.

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Working with a real estate agent to list your home? Then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes selected homes for sale in your town. It's a customary starting point when determining 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 natural move.

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

That's where we come 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".

We're also experienced in helping you decide on a realistic selling price so your home will appeal to buyers. A knowledgeable appraisal from Troy D. Courtney Appraisals, Inc. can:

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you have found an interested buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your house's shape inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected problems that cause the process to fall through
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Home improvements that add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be other equally important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Questions like "Should we paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel?" 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 might not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent do. Our fees are based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Troy D. Courtney Appraisals, Inc. is based on our efforts to finalize the 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 your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Troy D. Courtney Appraisals, Inc.. When it comes to investing in your home and setting a fair sale price, we'll help homeowners 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.