Have confidence in your listing price with an appraisal from Personal Service Realty's Residential Valuation Group.

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 a lot more than they expected, so investing in an appraisal from Personal Service Realty's Residential Valuation Group actually allowed these people to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's amount of value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced house won't attract serious potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is sitting still on the market.

With today's adapting market conditions, you should definitely use a licensed appraiser to get a proper listing price for your home.

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Working with a real estate agent to list your house? Then you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays similar houses for sale in your area. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. For anyone looking to get most profit out of their house, which includes not having it for sale too long, this is a standard move.

In our opinion, though, you should also get a pre-listing appraisal from someone who tracks real estate values for living - BEFORE listing your property - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

And that's where Personal Service Realty's Residential Valuation Group can help you! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

Personal Service Realty's Residential Valuation Group can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will intrigue buyers, and we can also:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you find a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's condition inside and out to impress potential buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected disputes that cause the process to go up in smoke
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Home improvements that add value

Personal Service Realty's Residential Valuation Group can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my closet remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel might improve your home's appeal, but it may not justify the expenses involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Personal Service Realty's Residential Valuation Group appraisers have no vested interest in what amount your house sells for, unlike an agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Personal Service Realty's Residential Valuation Group is based on our efforts to finalize your 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 complete the report. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from us will help homeowners 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.