Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Wise Appraisal

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 Wise Appraisal actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an 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 house won't attract serious potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your house stays 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 sits on the market.

In today's evolving market, using a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get the right listing price.

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Is it worth it to get a pre-listing appraisal? Typically a pre-listing appraisal is going to cost anywhere from $500-$1,000, but is it worth it? Below is a list of some of the benefits of a pre-listing appraisal. Based on the potential for maximizing your sales price, negotiating with confidence, and shortening the sales time, your pre-listing appraisal has the potential to generate WAY MORE THAN THE COST of the appraisal itself. That makes a pre-listing appraisal one of the best deals in real estate – ORDERS YOURS TODAY.

1. Accurate Pricing: A pre-listing appraisal helps determine the fair market value of your property based on its condition, location, and recent comparable sales. This ensures that your property is priced competitively, reducing the risk of overpricing or underpricing.

2. Attracting Serious Buyers: Accurate pricing can attract more serious and qualified buyers, as they are more likely to consider properties priced within a reasonable range.

3. Negotiating Power: Having a pre-listing appraisal provides you with a strong negotiating position. You can confidently defend your asking price and have a basis for countering lowball offers.

4. Shorter Time on Market: Properties priced correctly tend to sell faster, minimizing the time your property spends on the market. This can save you carrying costs and reduce the stress associated with prolonged selling periods.

5. Confidence for Buyers: Prospective buyers may have more confidence in the transaction when they know that an independent appraiser has assessed the property. This can lead to a smoother transaction process.

6. Eliminating Surprises: A pre-listing appraisal can reveal any issues with the property that might affect its value. This allows you to address these issues before listing the property and potentially saves you from last-minute surprises during the sales process.

7. Marketing Advantage: You can use the appraisal report as a marketing tool to highlight the property's fair market value. This may help attract more interest and potential buyers.

8. Setting Realistic Expectations: A pre-listing appraisal can help you set realistic expectations about the sale price of your property. This can be especially important in markets with fluctuating values.

9. Reducing Haggling: When you have an appraisal report to support your asking price, it can reduce the back-and-forth haggling between the buyer and seller, making the negotiation process smoother.

10. Picking A Realtor: There are many amazing Realtors in West Michigan but in the competitive frenzy some agents may inflate their suggested list price to get your business. An independent appraisal can help you to sort through the clutter in selecting the best agent.

It's essential to hire a qualified and reputable appraiser to conduct the pre-listing appraisal to ensure accuracy and reliability. Keep in mind that real estate markets can change, so while a pre-listing appraisal can be valuable, it's important to consider current market conditions and recent sales data when setting the final listing price.

Wise Appraisal delivers reliable pre-listing appraisals in Kent, Muskegon, Ottawa and Allegan counties. Our appraisals are trusted by the top lenders in West Michigan and feature the most advanced LiDar measurement technologies to ensure an accurate and reliable appraisal – ORDERS YOURS TODAY.