Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from LHC Appraisals

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 house is more than they estimated, so investing in an appraisal from LHC Appraisals actually allowed them 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 realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract serious potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is sitting still on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get a fair listing price for your home in today's fluctuating market.

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If you're working with an agent to sell your property, then they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays comparable sales houses in your town. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This is a vital (and very logical) step if your intentions are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

However, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before you sign a Listing Agreement, even if you are working with the most experienced agent.

And that's where LHC Appraisals comes in! We can 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".

In addition to helping you decide on a realistic price to sell so your home will entice buyers. An expert appraisal from LHC Appraisals can:

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you find an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's shape inside and out to impress potential buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Reduce chances of unexpected quandaries that can cause your sale to flop
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be equally important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property. Questions like "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my closet remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel might improve the appeal of a home, but it might not justify the costs you'd pay.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from LHC Appraisals is based on our efforts to finalize the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our fees are based on efforts to complete your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from LHC Appraisals. When it comes to investing in your house and setting a fair sale price, we'll help homeowners make the wisest decisions.

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

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