Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Carleton & Wines, LLC

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 sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your home sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house sits on the market.

Using a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a proper listing price for your home in today's fluctuating market.

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Working with a real estate agent to sell your house? More than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes competing sales houses in your area. It's a good starting point when determining your home's listing price. This step is really important if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your home's time on the market.

In our opinion, however, you might also wish to consider a pre-listing appraisal from someone who tracks real estate values for living - PRIOR to listing your house - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

And that's where Carleton & Wines, LLC comes in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

We're also experienced in assisting you with setting a realistic price to sell so your home will entice buyers. A qualified appraisal from Carleton & Wines, LLC can:

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you have a prospective buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected issues that can cause sales to go up in smoke
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your home. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel might improve the appeal of a home, but it may not justify the costs you'd pay.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like a real estate agent do. Our fees are based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Carleton & Wines, LLC is based on our efforts to finalize the report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. A professional appraisal from Carleton & Wines, LLC will help you make the sharpest decisions on investing in their homes and settling on a fair price to sell at.

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