Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from JC Appraisal LLC

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 sell your house, more than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes selected houses for sale in your town. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This is a vital (and very logical) step if your goals are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

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

That's where JC Appraisal LLC comes in! We can perform 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".

Using a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get a fair listing price for your home in today's fluctuating market. Contact us today.

JC Appraisal LLC can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice buyers, and we can also:
  • Be a an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you have a an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's shape inside and out to impress buyers
  • Make yourself aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Reduce chances of unknown messes that can cause sales to fizzle
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close
So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they had planned, 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. 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 don't attract serious buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is sitting still on the market.

Improvements to add value to your home

There are so many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it... Is now the time to add a deck... Should I finish my closet remodel... Nearly any project has the potential to influence value in some way. But each thing affects marketability differently. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

We can step in and help you make these important decisions. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. An appraisal fee from JC Appraisal LLC is based on our efforts to complete your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. When it comes to investing in your home and setting a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from JC Appraisal LLC will help homeowners like you make the wisest decisions.