Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact A & B Tax Service

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

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their home is more than they estimated, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's price value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract serious potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your house sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is still sitting on the market.

With today's evolving market conditions, you should definitely hire a licensed appraiser to get a correct listing price for your home.

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If you're working with a real estate agent to list your home, then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays similar sales in your local area. It's a customary starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This is a crucial (and very common) step if your goals are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

Even if you've hired the most experienced real estate agent, it's in your best interest to also have a third-party's objective opinion of value prior to signing the Listing Agreement.

And that's where A & B Tax Service comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate 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".

We're also experienced in assisting you with setting a realistic selling price so your home will entice buyers. A polished appraisal from A & B Tax Service can:

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you have a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's state inside and out to impress potential buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Reduce chances of unexpected headaches that can cause your sale to fall through
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Home improvements that add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be other important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Ask yourself "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Should I finish 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 might improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out your costs before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

A & B Tax Service will step in and help make these important decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from A & B Tax Service 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 — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report. So a professional appraisal from A & B Tax Service will help homeowners like you make the best decisions when it comes to investing in their house and setting 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.