Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Southern Star Real Estate Services

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price. If you're working with a real estate agent to list your home, more than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes competing sales in your area. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize your house's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a vital step.

Even if you're working with the most expert agent, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before signing the Listing Agreement.

That's where Southern Star Real Estate Services comes in! 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".

With today's adapting market conditions, you should definitely considering hiring a licensed appraiser to get an exact listing price for your home. Contact us today.

An efficient appraisal from Southern Star Real Estate Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will bring in buyers, and we'll also:
  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have a an interested buyer
  • Impress potential buyers with written proof of your home's state inside and out
  • Make yourself aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Reduce chances of unexpected disputes that can cause sales to fizzle
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten
So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they thought, so investing in an appraisal from Southern Star Real Estate Services actually allowed these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. There are also plenty of home sellers who think their home is worth a lot more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is still sitting on the market.

Improvements that add value to your home

There are so many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it... Is now the time to add a deck... Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel... Nearly any project can affect value in some way. But, not all of them have an effect commensurate with their cost. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. 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 -- our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report. When it comes to investing in your house and settling on a fair sale price, A professional appraisal from us helps homeowners like you make the sharpest decisions.