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 house is much more than they had 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 value 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 you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home sits on the market.

In today's evolving market, hiring a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a true listing price for your home.

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If you're working with an agent to list your home, then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes selected homes for sale in your town. 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 standard move.

In our opinion, however, you might also wish to consider a pre-listing appraisal from someone who tracks real estate values for living - BEFORE putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

And that's where A & B Tax Service can help you! We'll 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".

A & B Tax Service can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will bring in buyers, and we can also:

  • Be an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you have found an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's quality inside and out to impress potential buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Cut down the chances of unknown disputes that can cause sales to fold
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value to your home

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

A & B Tax Service can help you with these decisions. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like a real estate agent do. Your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from A & B Tax Service is based on our efforts to finalize the report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize your report. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair price to sell at, a professional appraisal from A & B Tax Service will help you make the wisest decisions.

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