Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Carter-Hazel & Associates

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

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they thought, 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. An appraisal helps those who have an over-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 home will not attract 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 its mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is sitting still on the market.

With today's changing market conditions, you should definitely considering hiring a licensed appraiser to get a precise listing price for your home.

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

In our opinion, though, you should also get a pre-listing appraisal from someone who tracks real estate values for living - PRIOR to listing your property - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

And that's where Carter-Hazel & Associates can help you! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

Carter-Hazel & Associates can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice buyers, and we can also:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you find a prospective buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your home's state inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Reduce chances of unknown predicaments that can cause your sale to deteriorate
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Improvements that add value to your home

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your house. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, but it might not justify the costs you'd pay.

Carter-Hazel & Associates can help you with these important decisions. Carter-Hazel & Associates appraisers have no vested interest in the amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Carter-Hazel & Associates 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 the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to complete your report. When it comes to investing in your home and setting a fair sale price, a professional appraisal from Carter-Hazel & Associates will help homeowners like you make the decisions.

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