Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Binder and Associates (360) 573-8114

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 much more than they had planned, so investing in an appraisal from Binder and Associates (360) 573-8114 actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's price value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your home 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 still sitting on the market.

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

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Working with a real estate agent to list your house? More than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays competing sale homes in your area. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This is a really important step if your interests are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

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

That's where we come in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so both 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".

Binder and Associates (360) 573-8114 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 have found a prospective buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's quality inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Cut down the chances of unknown quandaries that can cause sales to break down
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close.

Home improvements that add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be other equally important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Questions like "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Should I finish my kitchen remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

Binder and Associates (360) 573-8114 can help you with these decisions. Binder and Associates (360) 573-8114 appraisers have no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Binder and Associates (360) 573-8114 is based on our efforts to finalize your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to complete the report. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair price to sell at, a professional appraisal from Binder and Associates (360) 573-8114 will help homeowners like you make the smartest decisions.

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