Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Erbes Appraisals, Inc.

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 a real estate agent to sell your property? More than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays competing houses for sale in your town. It's a good starting point when determining your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the house's time on the market, this is a crucial step.

However, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion prior to signing a Listing Agreement, even if you have hired the most experienced agent.

And that's where Erbes Appraisals, Inc. comes in! We'll 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".

Using a licensed appraiser is the best way to get an exact listing price for your home in today's evolving market. Contact us today.

We're also experienced in helping you decide on a realistic price to sell so your house will interest buyers, a polished appraisal from Erbes Appraisals, Inc. can:
  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you have a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's state inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Make yourself aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Cut down the chances of unknown messes that can cause sales to flop
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close
A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed them to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract serious buyers, which means you waste time and (not to mention) money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

There are many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home -- and Erbes Appraisals, Inc. can help with that. Should we paint the whole house before we sell it... Should I put in that new bathroom... Do I need to complete my closet remodel... Virtually any project can affect value in some way. But not everything will have the same bang for the buck. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

Erbes Appraisals, Inc. can help you with these decisions. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like a real estate agent on commission will. An appraisal fee from Erbes Appraisals, Inc. is based on our efforts to complete the report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. A professional appraisal from Erbes Appraisals, Inc. will help homeowners like you make the wisest decisions on investments to add value and settling on a profit-maximizing sales price.