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Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Desert Sky Appraisers

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 house is a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in an appraisal from Desert Sky Appraisers actually allowed these people to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. There are also plenty of home sellers who think their home is worth a lot more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract serious buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your house sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home sits on the market.

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

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If you're working with an agent to list your home, more than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes competing sale homes in your town. It's a customary starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This is a really important step if your main objectives are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before you sign a Listing Agreement, even if you have been working with the most experienced agent.

That's where we come in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

An expert appraisal from Desert Sky Appraisers can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will appeal to buyers, and we'll also:

  • Be an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you find a potential buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your house's condition inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Reduce chances of unexpected obstacles that can cause your sale to crumble
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements that add value to your home

There are so many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your house There are many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home -- and Desert Sky Appraisers can help with that. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out your expenses before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

We can step in and help you make these decisions. 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 your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Desert Sky Appraisers is based on our efforts to complete the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize the report. So a professional appraisal from Desert Sky Appraisers helps homeowners like you make the wisest decisions on investing in their homes and setting a fair price to sell at.

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