Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Mackey Appraisals

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price. If you're working with An agent to sell your property, more than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes a list of sales in your town. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This is a vital (and very common) step if your intentions are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

But even if you've been working with an accomplished agent, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion before signing a Listing Agreement.

That's where Mackey Appraisals comes in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the top way to get a factual listing price for your home in today's changing market. Contact us today.

Mackey Appraisals can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will attract buyers, and we can also:
  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have a an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's shape inside and out to impress potential buyers
  • Make yourself aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Cut down the chances of unknown difficulties that can cause your sale to flop
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through
Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these people to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. 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. An overpriced property will not attract buyers, which means you throw away time and money and are left with no prospects for buying your home. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage.

Improvements to add value

There are many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home -- and Mackey Appraisals can help with that. Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it... Is now the time to add a deck... Should I complete my kitchen remodel... Nearly any project has the potential to affect value in some way. But each thing affects value differently. A kitchen remodel might improve the appeal of a home, but it may not justify the costs you'd pay.

Mackey Appraisals can help you with these decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price -- your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Mackey Appraisals. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair sales price, we'll help you make the smartest decisions.