Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Metro AppraisalsIf you're working with a real estate agent to sell your home, then you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays a list of houses for sale in your local area. It's a customary starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This is a really important step if your goals are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.
Even if you're working with the most experienced real estate agent, it's in your best interest to also have a third-party's objective opinion of value prior to signing the Listing Agreement.
Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they had planned, so investing in an appraisal from Metro Appraisals actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. There are also plenty of sellers who think their home is worth much 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. Overpriced homes don't attract serious buyers, which means you throw away time and (not to mention) money and are left with no prospects for buying your home. Every month your house sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage.
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