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Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Meade & Associates

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 house? More than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes similar homes for sale in your town. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This is a crucial (and very logical) step if your intentions are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

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

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

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

An efficient appraisal from Meade & Associates can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice potential buyers, and we'll also:
  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you have a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's shape inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make yourself aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Reduce chances of unexpected quandaries that can cause sales to fold
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through
Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they expected, so investing in an appraisal from Meade & Associates actually allowed these people 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 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 its mortgage.

Improvements to add value

There are so many important questions to ask yourself before listing your house. Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it... Does the tile need replacing... Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel... Nearly any project has the potential to affect value in some way. But each thing impacts marketability differently. A kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, but it might not justify the expenses involved.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. An appraisal fee from Meade & Associates is based on our efforts to complete your report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. When it comes to investing in your home and setting a fair sale price, A professional appraisal from us will help you make the smartest decisions.