Working with an agent to list your house? More than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays similar houses for sale in your local area. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This step is really important if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the home's time on the market.
Even if you've hired the most experienced real estate agent, it's in your best interest to also have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value before you sign the Listing Agreement.
That's where we come in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".
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In addition to helping you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice buyers, a knowledgeable appraisal from the NC Appraisal Center can:
So many people are blown away 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 people to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. There are also plenty of home sellers who think their home is worth a lot more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is sitting still on the market.
Improvements to add value
NC Appraisal Center can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home. Should we paint the whole house before we sell it... Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel... Nearly any project can affect value in some way. Unfortunately, not all of them have an impact commensurate with their cost. Remodeling your kitchen might improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out your costs before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.
We'll help you make some of these important decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. An appraisal fee from the NC Appraisal Center is based on our efforts to complete the report, and is not a percentage of your home's sale price. So a professional appraisal from the NC Appraisal Center helps you make the best-informed decisions on investments to add value and deciding on a fair listing price.