Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from John Fanning & Associates

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 home is much more than they had planned, so investing in an appraisal from John Fanning & Associates actually allowed them 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 home won't attract potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is still sitting on the market.

In today's changing market, using a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get an expert listing price for your home.

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If you're working with an agent to sell your house, then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays similar homes for sale in your local area. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your house's time on the market, this is a crucial step.

In our opinion, though, you should also get a pre-listing appraisal from a licensed professional who tracks real estate values for living - BEFORE putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

That's where John Fanning & Associates comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

John Fanning & Associates can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will attract buyers, and we can also:

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you find a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's quality inside and out to impress buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Reduce chances of unexpected obstacles that can cause your sale to crumble
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

In addition to "how much?", there may be other important questions to ask yourself before listing your house. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. A kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, but it may not justify the costs you'd pay.

John Fanning & Associates can help you with these important decisions. John Fanning & Associates appraisers have no vested interest in what amount your home sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Our fees are based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from John Fanning & Associates is based on our efforts to complete your report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our fees are based on efforts to complete your report. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair price to sell at, a professional appraisal from John Fanning & Associates will help homeowners like you 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.