Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Ascension Appraisal

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 home is much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. 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. An overpriced house won't attract serious buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house sits on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the top way to get a just listing price for your home in today's evolving market.

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Working with an agent to list your home? Then you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays similar sales in your town. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This step is really important if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your home's time on the market.

In our opinion, though, you might also wish to consider a pre-listing appraisal from a licensed professional who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - BEFORE listing your house - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

That's where Ascension Appraisal comes in! We can do 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".

We're also experienced in helping you decide on a realistic selling price so your home will entice buyers. A polished appraisal from Ascension Appraisal can:

  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you find a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's condition inside and out to impress buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Decrease the chances of unknown predicaments that cause negotiations to crumble
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Improvements that add value to your home

Ascension Appraisal can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property. Ask yourself "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my closet remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

We can step in and help you make these decisions. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent do. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Ascension Appraisal 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 your home's sale price — our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. So a professional appraisal from Ascension Appraisal helps homeowners make the sharpest decisions when it comes to investing in their house and setting a fair price to sell at.

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