Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Clearfork Appraisals

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

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these people to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's amount of value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home won't attract serious potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

With today's ever-changing market conditions, you should definitely appoint a licensed appraiser to get a proper listing price for your home.

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If you're working with an agent to list your home, more than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays competing sales houses in your local area. It's a good starting point when determining your home's listing price. This is a vital step if your interests are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

In our opinion, though, you should also get a pre-listing appraisal from a professional who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - BEFORE putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

And that's where Clearfork Appraisals comes in! 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 polished appraisal from Clearfork Appraisals can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will draw in potential buyers, and we'll also:

  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you have a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's state inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected difficulties that can cause your sale to flop
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Improvements that add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be other important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. A kitchen remodel might improve the appeal of a home, but it may not justify the costs you'd pay.

Clearfork Appraisals can help you with these important decisions. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Clearfork Appraisals is based on our efforts to complete 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 — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete your report. When it comes to investing in your home and deciding on a fair price to sell at, a professional appraisal from Clearfork Appraisals helps homeowners 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.