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Have confidence in your listing price with an appraisal from Vanguard Valuations.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price. Are you working with a real estate agent to sell your house? Quite often they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes selected houses for sale in your local area. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This is a really important (and very common) step if your main objectives are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

However, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value prior to signing a Listing Agreement, even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

And that's where Vanguard Valuations comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent both have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

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

An expert appraisal from Vanguard Valuations can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will appeal to potential buyers, and we'll also:
  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you have a an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's quality inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make yourself aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Decrease the chances of unknown predicaments that cause the process to fold
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten
Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these people 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 price value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract serious buyers, which means you throw away time and (not to mention) money and still have no prospects for buying your home. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is sitting still on the market.

Improvements to add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be equally important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Should we paint the entire house before we sell it... Does the fence need replacing... Should I complete my closet remodel... Virtually any project can influence value in some way. Unfortunately, not all of them have an impact commensurate with their cost. Remodeling your kitchen might improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out the costs involved before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

We can step in and help make these decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. So a professional appraisal from Vanguard Valuations will help you make the wisest decisions when it comes to investments to add value and setting a smart price at which to sell.