Trying to sell your house?

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

If you're selling your house with the assistance of a real estate agent, they'll probably give you a Comparative Market Analysis(CMA), listing the houses for sale in your local area. This helps you set the price so that your house is not on the market for too long, getting you the most profit out of your house sale. 

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

Houston Appraisal Services can help you with this! A pre-listing appraisal will give you a list of your property's features and show the most recent sales of properties comparable to yours in your house's sales market.  

In today's fluctuating market, using a licensed appraiser is the best way to get a true listing price for your home. Contact us today.

A knowledgeable appraisal from Houston Appraisal Services, Inc. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will appeal to buyers, and we'll also:
  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you have a potential buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your house's condition inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Decrease the chances of unknown messes that cause the process to fold
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten
So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is more than they estimated, so investing in an appraisal from Houston Appraisals actually allowed them to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. There are also plenty of sellers who think their home is worth much more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract serious buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

Home improvements that add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be other important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it... Is now the time to add a deck... Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel... Nearly any project has the potential to affect value in some way. But not everything will have the same return on investment. A kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, but it may not justify the expenses involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Houston Appraisal Services, Inc. appraisers have no vested interest in the amount your home sells for, unlike an agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. When it comes to investing in your home and setting a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from Houston Appraisal Services, Inc. will help you make the best decisions.