Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Southmost Realty Appraisals & Consultants

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

And that's where Southmost Realty Appraisals & Consultants comes in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so both 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 today's adapting market, using a licensed appraiser is the top way to get an accurate listing price for your home. Contact us today.

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:
  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you have found a a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's quality inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Decrease the chances of unknown complications that cause negotiations to go up in smoke
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through
So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these people to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an over-inflated opinion of their home's estimated value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract serious potential buyers, which means you throw away time and (not to mention) money and still have no prospects for buying your home. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is still sitting on the market.

Improvements to add value to your home

In 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.