Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Linn Appraisals

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price. Are you working with an agent to list your house? Quite often they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays selected houses for sale in your local area. It's a customary starting point in 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.

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

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

With today's changing market conditions, you should definitely hire a licensed appraiser to get a fair listing price for your home. Contact us today.

A professional appraisal from Linn Appraisals can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice potential buyers, and we'll also:
  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have a an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's quality inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make yourself aware of problems
  • Cut down the chances of unknown complications that can cause your sale to fall through
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close
A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these people to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's estimated value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property won't attract interested buyers, which means you waste time and money and are left with no offers. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage.

Improvements to add value

Linn Appraisals can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself before listing your house. Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it... Should I put in that third bathroom... Should I complete my kitchen remodel... Virtually any project has the potential to affect value in some way. Unfortunately, not all of them have an impact commensurate with their cost. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

Linn Appraisals will step in and help you make these important decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. 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 Linn Appraisals. When it comes to investing in your home and setting a fair sales price, we'll help you make the smartest decisions.