Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Risser Appraisals

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price. Working with a real estate agent to list your house? More than likely, you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays a list of sales houses in your local area. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize the home's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a really important step.

Even if you're working with the most experienced real estate agent, it's in your best interest to also have a third-party's objective opinion of value before you sign the Listing Agreement.

And that's where Risser Appraisals comes in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

In today's adapting market, hiring a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get a just listing price for your home. Contact us today.

An efficient appraisal from Risser Appraisals can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will attract potential buyers, and we'll also:
  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have a a prospective buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your house's shape inside and out
  • Make yourself aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Decrease the chances of unknown messes that cause the process to crumble
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close
A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they had planned, so investing in an appraisal from Risser Appraisals actually allowed these sellers 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 do not 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 sitting on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage.

Home improvements that add value

There are many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home -- and Risser Appraisals can help with that. Should we 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... Virtually any project has the potential to affect value in some way. Unfortunately, not all of them have an effect commensurate with their cost. Remodeling your kitchen might improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out the costs involved before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Our fees are based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Risser Appraisals. When it comes to investing in your home and deciding on a fair sales price, we'll help you make the sharpest decisions.