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.

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 from us actually allowed these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. There are also plenty of 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. An overpriced home won't attract interested buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your home sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is sitting still on the market.

With today's evolving market conditions, you should definitely hire a licensed appraiser to get an exact listing price for your home.

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Are you working with an agent to list your house? More than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes competing houses for sale in your town. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. For anyone looking to get most profit out of their house, which includes not having it for sale too long, this is a standard process.

However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion prior to signing a Listing Agreement, even if you are working with the most experienced real estate agent.

And that's where Brooks Appraisal Services can help you! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

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

  • Be an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you find a potential buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your house's condition inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected problems that cause the process to crumble
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Improvements to add value

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before 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 third bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my closet remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out the expenses involved before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

Brooks Appraisal Services will step in and help you make these important decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Brooks Appraisal Services is based on our efforts to complete your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. When it comes to investing in your home and deciding on a fair price to sell at, a professional appraisal from us helps you 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.