Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Gardner Valuation Services, Inc.

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 an agent to sell your property? More than likely, you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays selected sales in your local area. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. This is a vital step if your interests are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

Even if you're working with the most experienced real estate agent, it's definitely in your best interest to also have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value before you sign a Listing Agreement.

And that's where Gardner Valuation Services, Inc. comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

Using a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get a correct listing price for your home in today's changing market. Contact us today.

In addition to helping you decide on a realistic selling price so your home will entice potential buyers, a qualified appraisal from Gardner Valuation Services, Inc. can:
  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have found a an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's quality inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make yourself aware of problems
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected disputes that can cause your sale to break down
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close
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 an appraisal from Gardner Valuation Services, Inc. actually allowed them to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. There are also plenty of home 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. An overpriced home won'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 property sits on the market.

Home improvements that add value

There are so many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Should we paint the entire house before we sell it... Should I complete my kitchen remodel... Almost any project can influence value in some way. Unfortunately, not all of them have an effect commensurate with their cost. A kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, but it may not justify the expenses 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 fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price -- our fees are based on efforts to complete the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Gardner Valuation Services, Inc.. When it comes to investing in your home and deciding on a fair sales price, we'll help homeowners make the most financially sound decisions.