Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Appraisals by Deb Lewellen

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 an agent to list your home? More than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays a list of houses for sale in your town. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. This step is really important if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your house's time on the market.

However, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before signing a Listing Agreement, even if you've been working with the most experienced real estate agent.

That's where we come in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the best way to get a correct listing price for your home in today's changing market. Contact us today.

A skillful appraisal from Appraisals by Deb Lewellen can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will intrigue potential buyers, and we'll also:
  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you find a 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 yourself aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Reduce chances of unknown complications that can cause sales to deteriorate
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through
So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their home 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. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's price value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced house won't attract serious potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage.

Improvements to add value to your home

There are many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home -- and Appraisals by Deb Lewellen can help with that. Should we paint the whole house before we sell it... Should I complete my kitchen remodel... Practically any project can affect value in some way. But, not all of them have an impact commensurate with their cost. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Appraisals by Deb Lewellen appraisers have no vested interest in what amount your home sells for, unlike a real estate agent. An appraisal fee from Appraisals by Deb Lewellen is based on our efforts to finalize your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Appraisals by Deb Lewellen. When it comes to investing in your home and deciding on a fair sale price, we'll help homeowners make the best decisions.