Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Utah Estate and Trust Appraisals

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

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their home is more than they estimated, so investing in an appraisal from Utah Estate and Trust Appraisals actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's estimated value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home will not attract serious buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house sits on the market.

In today's evolving market, using a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get a precise listing price for your home.

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Working with a real estate agent to sell your home? More than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes similar houses for sale in your town. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize the house's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a vital step.

Even if you've hired an accomplished real estate agent , it's in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion before you sign the Listing Agreement.

That's where we come in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

Utah Estate and Trust Appraisals can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will appeal to potential buyers, and we can also:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you find a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's condition inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected issues that can cause your sale to fall through
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Home improvements that add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be other equally important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

We can step in and help make these important decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Our fees are based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Utah Estate and Trust Appraisals is based on our efforts to complete your report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your report. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair sale price, a professional appraisal from Utah Estate and Trust Appraisals will help you make the best decisions.

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