Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Alaska Real Estate Appraisal

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'd planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's amount of value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract serious 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 its mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is sitting still on the market.

With today's ever-changing market conditions, you should definitely considering hiring a licensed appraiser to get a factual listing price for your home.

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If you're working with an agent to sell your property, then they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays selected homes for sale in your town. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. This is a really important step if your interests are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

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

That's where we come in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent both have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

We're also experienced in assisting you with setting a realistic selling price so your house will attract potential buyers. An expert appraisal from Alaska Real Estate Appraisal can:

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your house's condition inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Decrease the chances of unknown messes that cause the process to fizzle
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value to your home

Alaska Real Estate Appraisal can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my kitchen 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 might improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out the costs involved before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent do. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Alaska Real Estate Appraisal is based on our efforts to finalize your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our fees are based on efforts to complete the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Alaska Real Estate Appraisal. When it comes to investing in your home and deciding on a fair sales price, we'll help you make the decisions.

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