Tuesday, November 3, 2009
A Pre-Listing Appraisal: Great Idea for Sellers and Listing Agents
A pre-listing appraisal which you can typically get for under $200 with select firms has the following benefits for the seller
• You’ll have a valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
• You'll be aware of any problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
• You’ll have all the current market data with verified status of all the comparable sales so you can differentiate your property from others on the market
Additionally, you will not have wasted valuable time on the market in a transaction/contract that will never close and then have to put the property back out on the market (and then get low-ball offers).
For agents, the pre-listing appraisal has all of the benefits above, plus you don't have to be the bad-guy. Rather, you can simply let the pre-listing appraisal be the unbiased 3rd party that provides facts about what to expect and where to list.
If your serious about selling your home for maximum value, then talk to your favorite Realtor about a recommendation for a pre-listing appraisal today!
Best wishes and happy selling!