Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Scott Appraisal Co.

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

So many people are blown away 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 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. An overpriced house will not attract serious potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is sitting still on the market.

Using a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get an expert listing price for your home in today's evolving market.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to list your house? More than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays competing homes for sale in your local area. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This step is vital if you're going to minimize the home's time on the market and maximize your profit.

Even if you're working with the most experienced agent, it's in your best interest to also have a third-party's objective opinion of value before you sign the Listing Agreement.

That's where Scott Appraisal Co. comes in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so both 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".

A qualified appraisal from Scott Appraisal Co. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will charm buyers, and we'll also:

  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you find a prospective buyer
  • Impress potential buyers with written proof of your house's state inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Reduce chances of unknown messes that can cause sales to flop
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value

There are so many important questions to ask yourself before listing your property There are many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home -- and Scott Appraisal Co. can help with that. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen might improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out expenses before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

We'll help you make some of these important decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. An appraisal fee from Scott Appraisal Co. is based on our efforts to finalize your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Scott Appraisal Co.. When it comes to investing in your house and setting a fair sales price, we'll help you make the sharpest decisions.

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