Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Benchmark Appraising, LLC

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

In our opinion, however, you might also wish to consider an appraisal from someone who tracks real estate values for living - BEFORE putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

And that's where Benchmark Appraising, LLC comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

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

In addition to assisting you with setting a realistic price to sell so your house will entice potential buyers, a skillful appraisal from Benchmark Appraising, LLC can:
  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have found a a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's quality inside and out to impress potential buyers
  • Make yourself aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Cut down the chances of unknown issues that can cause sales to flop
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through
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 from us actually allowed these people to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. There are also plenty of sellers who think their home is worth a lot more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract potential buyers, which means you throw away time and money and are left with no prospects for buying your home. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is sitting still on the market.

Improvements that add value to your home

Benchmark Appraising, LLC can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself before listing your house. Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it... Would it help to put in that third bathroom... Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel... Practically any project will affect value in some way. But not everything will have the same return on investment. A kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, but it may not justify the costs you'd pay.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent on commission will. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price -- our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Benchmark Appraising, LLC. When it comes to investing in your house and deciding on a fair price to sell at, we'll help homeowners make the wisest decisions.