Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Shamrock Appraisals, Inc.

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 house is a lot more than they'd planned, 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. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's amount of value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home won't attract serious 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. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

With today's evolving market conditions, you should definitely appoint a licensed appraiser to get a true listing price for your home.

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Working with an agent to list your home? More than likely, you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays a list of sales houses in your area. It's a customary starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This step is really important if you're going to minimize your house's time on the market and maximize your profit.

However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before signing the Listing Agreement, even if you are working with the most experienced real estate agent.

That's where Shamrock Appraisals, Inc. comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your 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".

Shamrock Appraisals, Inc. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice potential buyers, and we can also:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's condition inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected difficulties that can cause your sale to go up in smoke
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Improvements that add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be equally important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your house. Questions like "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out the costs involved before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

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 based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Shamrock Appraisals, Inc. is based on our efforts to finalize the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Shamrock Appraisals, Inc.. When it comes to investing in your house and setting a fair sales price, we'll help homeowners make the decisions.

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