Have confidence in your listing price with an appraisal from Brooks Appraisal Services.

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 house is much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed them to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. There are also plenty of home sellers who think their home is worth much more than it really is, 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 no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

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

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Working with an agent to sell your house? More than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes competing sale homes in your area. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize the house's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a crucial step.

But even if you've hired an accomplished real estate agent , it's in your best interest to have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value before you sign the Listing Agreement.

That's where we come in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

A qualified appraisal from Brooks Appraisal Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will attract buyers, and we'll also:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's condition inside and out to impress potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Reduce chances of unexpected predicaments that can cause your sale to go up in smoke
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements that add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be more important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. Ask yourself "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, but it may not justify the expenses involved.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Brooks Appraisal Services 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 the sales price — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the report. When it comes to investing in your house and settling on a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from Brooks Appraisal Services helps homeowners like 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.