Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Classic Valuations, Inc.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price. Working with a real estate agent to list your house? More than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes selected homes for sale in your town. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This step is really important if you're going to minimize the home's time on the market and maximize your profit.

In our opinion, though, you might also wish to consider an appraisal from someone who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - PRIOR to listing your home - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

That's where Classic Valuations, Inc. comes in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

With today's changing market conditions, you should definitely use a licensed appraiser to get a factual listing price for your home. Contact us today.

In addition to helping you decide on a realistic selling price so your home will entice potential buyers, a professional appraisal from Classic Valuations, Inc. can:
  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you find a a prospective buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your house's state inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make yourself aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Cut down the chances of unknown headaches that can cause your sale to break down
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten
A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their house is more than they estimated, so investing in an appraisal from Classic Valuations, Inc. actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's price value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property won't attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

There are many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home -- and Classic Valuations, Inc. can help with that. Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it... Should I put in that third bathroom... Should I complete my kitchen remodel... Virtually any project has the potential to affect value in some way. But not everything will have an equal impact. Remodeling your kitchen may improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out the expenses involved before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price -- your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize the report. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from Classic Valuations, Inc. helps homeowners make the best decisions.