For Sale by Owners
Today’s market can be challenging. Whether you’re a homeowner selling your property on your own or a seasoned realtor trying to establish a fair list price it’s often difficult to sift through all of the market data to determine a true value for your home.
So it’s common for homeowners and realtors to rely on appraisers for assistance when establishing a list price for the sale of their home.
That’s where Anthem Valuation comes in as we have a long history of working with homeowners trying to selling their own home as well as realtors needing additional support for their own listings (or to prove to their clients the true market value of a property).
At Anthem Valuation we can provide you with a professional 3rd party appraisal, which is far more accurate than a realtor based Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). A pre-listing appraisal ensures both you and your agent have an accurate description of your home’s features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and comparable sales.
In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal will:
- Provide an effective tool for negotiating with potential buyers and their agents.
- Help instill confidence in potential buyers since you have written proof of your home’s value.
- Highlight upfront any obvious repair problems which helps eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might delay closing.
- Decrease the chances of sales falling through due to unforeseen problems.
Keep in mind that overpriced homes attract far fewer buyers, which means fewer and possibly no offers, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts while an under priced home can result in a lower selling price and you leaving substantial money on the table.
Getting a pre-listing appraisal will help you and/or your agent determine a true list price for your property as well as maximize your chances of selling quickly for top dollar. In addition, we can help you determine what, if any, improvements would be the most cost effective in adding additional value to your home.
A full appraisal may or may not be needed depending on what it is you’re looking for. Often times a more limited valuation or market analysis report is entirely appropriate, whereas other times a full interior and exterior valuation may be necessary.
My firm has hired Derek Rizzo to appraise multiple properties for the purposes of obtaining a valuation during the divorce process. Derek does a great job of dealing with people during a stressful time in their lives. His appraisal is always neutral and he goes the extra mile to listen to the parties and answer questions from them when needed.