Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Nordquist 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.

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 these people to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's estimated value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home won'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 its mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is sitting still on the market.

In today's ever-changing market, appointing a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get a true listing price for your home.

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If you're working with a real estate agent to sell your property, more than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays competing houses for sale in your local area. It's a good starting point when deciding 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 standard move.

However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion prior to signing the Listing Agreement, even if you've hired the most experienced agent.

That's where we come in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so 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.

Nordquist Appraisal LLC can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will draw in buyers, and we can also:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you find an interested buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's shape inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected issues that can cause sales to fall through
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your house. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, but it may not justify the costs you'd pay.

Nordquist Appraisal LLC can help you with these decisions. Nordquist Appraisal LLC appraisers have no vested interest in the amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Nordquist Appraisal LLC is based on our efforts to complete your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the report. So a professional appraisal from Nordquist Appraisal LLC will help homeowners like you make the wisest decisions on investing in their houses and settling on a fair sales price.

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