Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from RWA Appraisals

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

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed them to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's estimated value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home sits on the market.

Using a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a correct listing price for your home in today's ever-changing market.

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If you're working with a real estate agent to list your home, more than likely, you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes selected sale homes in your town. It's a good starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This step is vital if you're going to minimize your house's time on the market and maximize your profit.

In our opinion, though, you should also get an appraisal from a professional who tracks real estate values for living - BEFORE listing your home - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

And that's where RWA Appraisals comes in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell so your home will interest buyers. A polished appraisal from RWA Appraisals can:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have found an interested buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your home's quality inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected quandaries that can cause your sale to fizzle
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Home improvements that add value

RWA Appraisals can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete 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 expenses involved before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

We'll step in and help you make these important decisions. RWA Appraisals appraisers have no vested interest in the amount your home sells for, unlike an agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from RWA Appraisals is based on our efforts to complete the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete your report. So a professional appraisal from RWA Appraisals helps you make the wisest decisions when it comes to investing in their home and settling on 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.