Have confidence in your listing price with an appraisal from 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.

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's estimated value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is sitting still on the market.

In today's ever-changing market, hiring a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a skillful listing price for your home.

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Working with an agent to list your property? More than likely, you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes selected houses for sale in your area. It's a customary starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This step is really important if you're going to minimize your house's time on the market and maximize your profit.

In our opinion, though, you should also get an appraisal from someone who tracks real estate values for living - PRIOR to putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

That's where Brooks Appraisal Services 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.

In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will entice buyers. A polished appraisal from Brooks Appraisal Services can:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's shape inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Decrease the chances of unknown obstacles that cause negotiations to break down
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements that add value to your home

Brooks Appraisal Services can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to 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?", "Should I finish my kitchen remodel?" You may not realize it, but 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 might not justify the costs you'd pay.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like an 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 Brooks Appraisal Services is based on our efforts to complete the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our fees are based on efforts to complete your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Brooks Appraisal Services. When it comes to investing in your home and setting a fair sales price, we'll help 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.