Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact West Valley Appraisal Services

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an over-inflated opinion of their home's estimated value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for 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. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

In today's adapting market, using a licensed appraiser is the best way to get an exact listing price for your home.

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Working with a real estate agent to sell your house? Then you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes similar houses for sale in your area. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This step is crucial if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the home's time on the market.

But even if you have been working with the most accomplished agent, it's in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value prior to signing the Listing Agreement.

And that's where West Valley Appraisal Services comes in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

A qualified appraisal from West Valley Appraisal Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice buyers, and we'll also:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's state inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Reduce chances of unknown complications that can cause sales to go up in smoke
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be more important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Questions like "Should we paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my closet remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, but it might not justify the expenses involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent do. Your fee to us is based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from West Valley Appraisal Services is based on our efforts to finalize your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. So a professional appraisal from West Valley Appraisal Services helps homeowners make the smartest decisions on investing in their house and setting a fair sales price.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.