Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Clark Lunde

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 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. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's estimated value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property won't 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 its mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house sits on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get an exact listing price for your home in today's adapting market.

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If you're working with a real estate agent to list your house, more than likely, you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes competing sales houses in your local area. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. This is a crucial step if your interests are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

Even if you've hired the most experienced real estate agent, it's definitely in your best interest to also have a third-party's objective opinion of value prior to signing a Listing Agreement.

That's where Clark Lunde comes in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent both have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

We're also experienced in helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will intrigue potential buyers. A professional appraisal from Clark Lunde can:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's state inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Cut down the chances of unknown difficulties that can cause your sale to flop
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close.

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. Questions like "Should we paint the whole 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 can have an effect on 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 might not justify the time and costs involved.

We'll step in and help you make these decisions. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Clark Lunde 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 fees are based on efforts to complete the report. A professional appraisal from Clark Lunde helps homeowners make the sharpest decisions on investing in their houses and deciding on 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.