Have confidence in your listing price with an appraisal from Chris Barrett Appraisal Sevices.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price. Are you working with a real estate agent to list your home? Then they'll give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes competing sales houses in your local area. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This step is vital if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your house's time on the market.

Even if you have been working with an expert real estate agent, it's in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value prior to signing the Listing Agreement.

And that's where Chris Barrett Appraisal Sevices can help you! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so 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".

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

We're also experienced in helping you decide on a realistic price to sell so your house will interest potential buyers, a knowledgeable appraisal from Chris Barrett Appraisal Sevices can:
  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you have found a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your house's state inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make yourself aware of problems
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected issues that cause negotiations to deteriorate
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close
A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their home is a lot more than they expected, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's amount of value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract serious buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house sits on the market.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

In addition to "how much?", there may be other important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Should we paint the whole house before we sell it... Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel... Nearly any project can affect value in some way. But not everything will have the same return on investment. Remodeling your kitchen may improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out your expenses before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs 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. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. So a professional appraisal from Chris Barrett Appraisal Sevices will help you make the wisest decisions when it comes to investments to add value and settling on a smart listing price.