Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact BenchMark Appraisals LLC

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 working with An agent to sell your property, then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes similar sales in your local area. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize the home's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a crucial step.

In our opinion, though, you should also get an appraisal from someone who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - BEFORE listing your property - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

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

With today's ever-changing market conditions, you should definitely appoint a licensed appraiser to get a sharp listing price for your home. Contact us today.

A professional appraisal from BenchMark Appraisals LLC can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will charm potential buyers, and we'll also:
  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have a an interested buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your house's quality inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make yourself aware of problems
  • Reduce chances of unknown issues that can cause sales to deteriorate
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten
So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their home is more than they estimated, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed them to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's price value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your house sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage.

Improvements that add value to your home

BenchMark Appraisals LLC can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it... Should I complete my kitchen remodel... Almost any project has the potential to affect value in some way. But each thing impacts value differently. A kitchen remodel might improve the appeal of a home, but it might not justify the expenses involved.

BenchMark Appraisals LLC can help you with these decisions. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent on commission will. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair price to sell at, A professional appraisal from us will help homeowners like you make the smartest decisions.