If you're working with a real estate agent to list your property, more than likely they’ll provide you with a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) that lists selected sales in your area. This is a vital step of the valuation process, but far from comprehensive.
But even if you're working with the most experienced real estate agent, it's probably in your best interest to have an unbiased third-party's opinion of value. We provide you with an appraisal that can either help you set the initial sale price correctly, or if need be, adjust its current list price to the right price based on your preferred marketing time constraints. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price, a professional appraisal can:
Many people are surprised when they find out the market value of their home is much more than they thought, by investing in a professional appraisal these people received several thousand more dollars. Others have had an inflated opinion of their home's value 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. As a result you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts.
In addition to "how much", there may be other important questions to ask yourself before listing your home. Questions like: "Should I put in that third bathroom”? “Should I complete my kitchen remodel”? While there are many upgrades we can do to our homes, not all have an effect on their value. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it may not add nearly enough value to justify the expense. Inversely, there are remodel projects that not only pay for themselves, but provide a positive cash return. We are experts at identifying these issues.
Atlas provides our clients with appraisers who are certified & experienced at handling all forms of Residential Real Estate appraisals, appraisal reports that provide clear understanding & educational guidelines to those who need it most, and most importantly we protect the parties involved no matter the circumstances.
We understand the process and depending on your specific needs may have many more specific questions. Please feel free to reach out via the link below and an expert appraiser will respond within 48 hours.