Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Appraisal Associates of Douglas County

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price. If you're working with a real estate agent to list your house, then you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays comparable houses for sale in your local area. It's a good starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This is a vital (and very common) step if your interests are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

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

And that's where Appraisal Associates of Douglas County comes in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

Using a licensed appraiser is the top way to get a just listing price for your home in today's fluctuating market. Contact us today.

Appraisal Associates of Douglas County can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice potential buyers, and we can also:
  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's quality inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make yourself aware of problems
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected problems that can cause your sale to crumble
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten
A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these people to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an over-inflated opinion of their home's price value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract potential buyers, which means you squander time and (not to mention) money and still have no prospects for buying your home. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

Improvements to add value to your home

Appraisal Associates of Douglas County can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Should we paint the entire house before we sell it... Does the fence need replacing... Do I need to complete my closet remodel... Nearly any project will influence value in some way. But each thing affects value differently. A kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, but it may not justify the costs you'd pay.

Appraisal Associates of Douglas County will step in and help you make these important decisions. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent on commission will. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price -- our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Appraisal Associates of Douglas County. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair price to sell at, we'll help homeowners like you make the sharpest decisions.