Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Steve Pour & Associates, Inc.

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 an agent to sell your house? Then they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes competing sales houses in your town. It's a good starting point when determining your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your house's time on the market, this is a vital step.

But even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent, it's definitely in your best interest to have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value prior to signing a Listing Agreement.

And that's where Steve Pour & Associates, Inc. can help you! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the best way to get an accurate listing price for your home in today's fluctuating market. Contact us today.

Steve Pour & Associates, Inc. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will interest buyers, and we can also:
  • Be a an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you have a a prospective buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your home's quality inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Cut down the chances of unknown difficulties that can cause your sale to break down
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through
A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these sellers 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 estimated value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property will not attract serious potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. And 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 equally important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it... Is now the time to add a deck... Should I complete my closet remodel... Almost any project can influence value in some way. But not everything will have an equal effect. A kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, but it might not justify the expenses involved.

We'll step in and help you make these decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. When it comes to investing in your house and deciding on a fair sale price, a professional appraisal from Steve Pour & Associates, Inc. helps homeowners make the wisest decisions.