Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Southmost Realty Appraisals & ConsultantsAre you working with a real estate agent to list your home? More than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays a list of sales houses in your town. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This step is really important if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the house's time on the market.
In our opinion, though, you might also wish to consider a pre-listing appraisal from a licensed professional who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - BEFORE listing your home - even if you're working with an experienced agent.
In addition to helping you decide on a realistic selling price so your home will interest buyers, an expert appraisal from Southmost Realty Appraisals & Consultants can:
Improvements to add value to your homeIn addition to "how much?", there may be other important questions to ask yourself before listing your home. Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it... Is now the time to add a deck... Do I need to complete my closet remodel... Almost any project will affect value in some way. But not everything will have the same return on investment. Remodeling your kitchen might improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out the costs involved before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.
Southmost Realty Appraisals & Consultants can help you with these decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price -- our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize your report. When it comes to investing in your home and deciding on a fair sale price, a professional appraisal from Southmost Realty Appraisals & Consultants helps homeowners make the best decisions.