Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Benchmark Real Estate Appraisals

Working with a real estate agent to sell your house? Then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays similar sales in your local area. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. This is a crucial step if your goals are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.
Even if you've been working with the most experienced real estate agent, it's definitely in your best interest to also have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value before you sign the Listing Agreement.

And that's where Benchmark Real Estate Appraisals can help you! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

A qualified appraisal from Benchmark Real Estate Appraisals can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice potential buyers, and we'll also:

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you have found a an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's shape inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make yourself aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Decrease the chances of unknown complications that cause negotiations to fold
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten

For further information on Pre-Listing appraisals, or to request an appraisal for pre-listing purposes, please contact us!

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their home is a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in an appraisal from Benchmark Real Estate Appraisals actually allowed these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract potential buyers, which means you squander time and money and are left with no prospects for buying your home. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house sits on the market.

Improvements to add value to your home

There are many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home -- and Benchmark Real Estate Appraisals can help with that. 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 closet remodel... Nearly any project will affect value in some way. But not everything will have an equal impact. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

We'll help you make some of these important decisions. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like a real estate agent on commission will. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. So a professional appraisal from Benchmark Real Estate Appraisals will help homeowners like you make the best decisions on investments to add value and deciding on a fair listing price.