If you're working with a real estate agent to list your property, more than likely, you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes a list of sales in your local area. It's a good starting point in deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the house's time on the market, this is a really important step.
Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Berge Company Appraisers
However, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value prior to signing a Listing Agreement, even if you are working with the most experienced agent.
That's where we come in! We can perform 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".
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A knowledgeable appraisal from Berge Company Appraisers can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will attract potential buyers, and we'll also:
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 people to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an over-inflated opinion of their home's price value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home won't attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.
- Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have found a an interested buyer
- Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your home's quality inside and out
- Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make yourself aware of problems
- Cut down the chances of unknown headaches that can cause sales to fizzle
- Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close
Home improvements that add valueThere are so many important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it... Do I need to complete my closet remodel... Nearly any project has the potential to influence value in some way. Unfortunately, not all of them have an impact commensurate with their cost. Remodeling your kitchen may improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out the expenses involved before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.
Berge Company Appraisers will step in and help you make these decisions. Berge Company Appraisers appraisers have no vested interest in what amount the home sells for, unlike an agent. An appraisal fee from Berge Company Appraisers is based on our efforts to finalize your report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. So a professional appraisal from Berge Company Appraisers will help homeowners like you make the sharpest decisions when it comes to investments to add value and deciding on a profit-maximizing listing price.