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.

A lot of sellers are shocked 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 actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. There are also plenty of home sellers who think their home is worth much more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home won't 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 in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home sits on the market.

Using a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a solid listing price for your home in today's ever-changing market.

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If you're working with an agent to list your property, more than likely, you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes a list of houses for sale in your local area. It's a good starting point in 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 natural move.

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

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 comp sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will charm buyers. A qualified appraisal from A & B Tax Service can:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have found a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's quality inside and out to impress potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Decrease the chances of unknown problems that cause negotiations to deteriorate
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close.

Improvements to add value

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your home. Questions like "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel might improve your home's appeal, but it might not justify the costs you'd pay.

A & B Tax Service can help you with these important decisions. A & B Tax Service appraisers have no vested interest in the amount your house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize 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 the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from A & B Tax Service. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair sale price, we'll help you make the sharpest decisions.

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