Pre-Listing, Pre-Purchase, FSBO’s

pre-listingIf you’re a homeowner selling your property on your own or a seasoned realtor trying to establish a fair list price it’s often difficult to sift through all of the market data to determine a true home value.

It’s common for homeowners and realtors to rely on real estate appraisers for assistance when establishing a list price for the sale of their home.

That’s where Chicagoland Appraisals comes in.  We have a long history of working with homeowners trying to sell their own home as well as realtors needing additional support for their listings or to substantiate the true home value to their client.

At Chicagoland Appraisals, we can provide you with a professional, independent, impartial and objective home appraisal, which is far more accurate than a realtor based Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). A pre-listing appraisal ensures both you and your agent have an accurate description of your home’s features and a detailed analysis of market trends and comparable sales.

In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price, a professional home appraisal:

  • Comes with a complimentary home measurement that shows the gross living area and the approximate location of rooms.
  • Provides an effective tool for negotiating with potential buyers and their agents.
  • Helps instill confidence in potential buyers since you have written proof of your home’s value.
  • Highlights upfront any obvious repair problems which help eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing.
  • Decreases the chances of sales falling through due to unforeseen problems.

Keep in mind overpriced homes attract far fewer buyers, which means fewer and possibly no offers while wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.  An underpriced home can result in a lower selling price and have you leaving substantial money on the table.

Getting a pre-listing appraisal will help you and/or your realtor determine a true list price for your property as well as maximize your chances of selling quickly for top dollar.  In addition, you can upgrade your complimentary home measurement to a comprehensive house plan that shows the accurate gross living area of the home with the approximate location of interior walls, doors, appliances and plumbing fixtures.  The house plan also illustrates basic room dimensions to give potential buyers an idea of each major room.  This service is very useful and is an affordable marketing tool for your home.

Give us a call today at 773-800-0269 with any questions you might have or

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For additional information on Pre-listing Appraisals and Pre-listing related issues see one of the articles below:

Why an Appraisal Before You Sell is Money Well Spent

Should I show buyers my pre-listing appraisal?

Mega Agent Collier Swecker discusses pre-listing appraisals

How to prepare for a home inspection