Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Pierce Appraisal

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price. If you're working with a real estate agent to list your home, then they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes competing sale homes in your local area. It's a good 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 logical process.

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 before signing the Listing Agreement.

That's where Pierce Appraisal comes in! We can 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".

With today's changing market conditions, you should definitely use a licensed appraiser to get a factual listing price for your home. Contact us today.

Pierce Appraisal can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will charm potential buyers, and we can also:
  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you find a a prospective buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Reduce chances of unknown difficulties that can cause sales to fall through
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten
A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their house is more than they estimated, 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. 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. An overpriced house won't attract potential buyers, which means you waste time and (not to mention) money and still have no prospects for buying your home. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage.

Improvements to add value

There are many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home -- and Pierce Appraisal can help with that. Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it... Is now the time to add a deck... Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel... Nearly any project will affect value in some way. But not everything will have the same bang for the buck. A kitchen remodel might improve the appeal of a home, but it might not justify the costs you'd pay.

We'll step in and help you make these important decisions. Pierce Appraisal appraisers have no vested interest in what amount your house sells for, unlike an agent. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price -- our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Pierce Appraisal. When it comes to investing in your house and settling on a fair sale price, we'll help homeowners make the sharpest decisions.