Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact JTH Appraisals

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 actually allowed these people to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will 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 sitting on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is still sitting on the market.

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

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If you're working with an agent to sell your property, then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays selected sales houses in your town. It's a good starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This step is vital if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the house's time on the market.

In our opinion, though, you should also get a pre-listing appraisal from a professional who tracks real estate values for living - PRIOR to listing your property - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

That's where JTH Appraisals comes in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

JTH Appraisals can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will draw in buyers, and we can also:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you find a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's shape inside and out to impress buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Reduce chances of unknown quandaries 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.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your property. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel might improve your home's appeal, but it may not justify the costs you'd pay.

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 complete your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from JTH Appraisals is based on our efforts to finalize your report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report. When it comes to investing in your home and deciding on a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from us will 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.