Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Galloway Appraisal

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 home is more than they estimated, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these people to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's estimated value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced house will not attract 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 house is sitting still on the market.

In today's evolving market, appointing a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get a factual listing price for your home.

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Are you working with an agent to list your house? Quite often you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays selected sales in your area. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the home's time on the market, this is a crucial step.

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

And that's where Galloway Appraisal comes in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

An efficient appraisal from Galloway Appraisal can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice buyers, and we'll also:

  • Be an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Impress potential buyers with written proof of your house's quality inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Decrease the chances of unknown headaches that cause the process to fold
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Home improvements that add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be other important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we 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 closet remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Galloway Appraisal appraisers have no vested interest in the amount your house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Galloway Appraisal is based on our efforts to finalize your report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. So a professional appraisal from Galloway Appraisal will help you make the wisest decisions on investing in their home and settling on a fair sales price.

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