Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Brooks Appraisal Services

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

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their house is more than they estimated, so investing in an appraisal from Brooks Appraisal Services actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. There are also plenty of sellers who think their home is worth much more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property won't attract interested 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. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

Using a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get an exact listing price for your home in today's ever-changing market.

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Working with a real estate agent to sell your house? Then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes a list of sales houses in your local area. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. This is a crucial step if your main objectives are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

Even if you have been working with an expert agent , it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value prior to signing a Listing Agreement.

And that's where Brooks Appraisal Services comes in! We can do 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".

Brooks Appraisal Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will intrigue potential buyers, and we can also:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have an interested buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your house's shape inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Reduce chances of unexpected difficulties that can cause sales to fizzle
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value to your home

Brooks Appraisal Services can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my closet remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. 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.

Brooks Appraisal Services can help you with these decisions. Brooks Appraisal Services appraisers have no vested interest in the amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Our fees are based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Brooks Appraisal Services 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 your report. So a professional appraisal from Brooks Appraisal Services helps homeowners make the sharpest decisions when it comes to investing in their homes and deciding on a fair sale price.

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