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.

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they expected, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed them 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 a lot 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 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 house sits on the market.

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

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Are you working with a real estate agent to sell your house? Quite often you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes selected sales houses in your local area. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This is a vital (and very common) step if your intentions are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

In our opinion, however, you might also wish to consider a pre-listing appraisal from a professional who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - BEFORE putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

And that's where Troy D. Courtney Appraisals, Inc. comes in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

We're also experienced in helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will draw in buyers. An expert appraisal from Troy D. Courtney Appraisals, Inc. can:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Reduce chances of unexpected difficulties that can cause sales to go up in smoke
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close.

Improvements to add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be equally important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Questions like "Should we paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I finish my closet 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 your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out the costs involved before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

We'll step in and help make these decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize the 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 the report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale 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 home and setting a fair sales price, 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.