Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact R.M. Rose

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 home is much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal from us 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 amount of value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property won't attract potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

In today's changing market, hiring a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get an accurate listing price for your home.

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Working with a real estate agent to sell your home? Then you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes selected houses for sale in your area. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. This step is crucial if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the home's time on the market.

However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion of value prior to signing a Listing Agreement, even if you are working with the most experienced agent.

And that's where R.M. Rose comes in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

R.M. Rose can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will interest potential buyers, and we can also:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you find an interested buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your home's quality inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected disputes that can cause sales to flop
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Home improvements that add value

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your house. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Should I finish my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

R.M. Rose will step in and help make these decisions. R.M. Rose appraisers have no vested interest in what amount your house sells for, unlike an agent. Our fees are based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from R.M. Rose is based on our efforts to finalize your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report. So a professional appraisal from R.M. Rose helps homeowners make the smartest decisions when it comes to investing in their houses and settling on a fair sale price.

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