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Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Dawson Appraisal Services

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 an agent to list your house? More than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays comparable sales houses in your town. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your home's time on the market, this is a really important step.

Even if you have hired an expert agent, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value prior to signing a Listing Agreement.

And that's where Dawson Appraisal Services can help you! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both 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 a fair listing price for your home in today's fluctuating market. Contact us today.

Dawson Appraisal Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice buyers, and we can also:
  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you have found a an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's quality inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make yourself aware of problems
  • Cut down the chances of unknown quandaries that can cause your sale to crumble
  • Cut out waiting 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 home is a lot more than they expected, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these people to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an over-inflated opinion of their home's value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced house will not attract interested buyers, which means you squander time and (not to mention) money and still have no prospects for buying your home. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage.

Improvements that add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be other equally important questions to ask yourself before listing your home. Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it... Is now the time to add a deck... Should I complete my kitchen remodel... Practically any project will influence value in some way. But not everything will have the same return on investment. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Dawson Appraisal Services appraisers have no vested interest in the amount the home sells for, unlike a real estate agent. An appraisal fee from Dawson Appraisal Services is based on our efforts to complete your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. A professional appraisal from Dawson Appraisal Services will help homeowners make the best-informed decisions when it comes to investments to add value and setting a smart sales price.