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Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact D.C. Appraisal Service

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, you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays similar sales in your area. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This step is vital if you're going to minimize your home's time on the market and maximize your profit.

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

That's where D.C. Appraisal Service comes in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

Using a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get a correct listing price for your home in today's changing market. Contact us today.

D.C. Appraisal Service can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will charm buyers, and we can also:
  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you have found a an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's quality inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Make yourself aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Reduce chances of unexpected messes that can cause your sale to fall through
  • Eliminate the wait 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 home is a lot more than they expected, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these sellers 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 decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract serious 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 sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage.

Improvements that add value to your home

There are many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home -- and D.C. Appraisal Service can help with that. Should we paint the entire house before we sell it... Would it help to put in that new bathroom... Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel... Practically any project has the potential to influence value in some way. But each thing impacts value differently. A kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, but it may not justify the costs you'd pay.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price -- our fees are based on efforts to complete the report. When it comes to investing in your house and setting a fair sales price, A professional appraisal from us will help homeowners like you make the best decisions.