Have confidence in your listing price with an appraisal from James M. Hanson 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. If you're 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 a list of sales houses in your local area. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This is a crucial (and very common) step if your interests are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

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

And that's where James M. Hanson Associates, Inc. can help you! We'll do 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".

With today's adapting market conditions, you should definitely considering hiring a licensed appraiser to get an expert listing price for your home. Contact us today.

A knowledgeable appraisal from James M. Hanson Associates, Inc. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will charm buyers, and we'll also:
  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you have found a an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's shape inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Make yourself aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected obstacles that cause the process to fold
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten
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 these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's estimated value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract serious potential buyers, which means you waste time and (not to mention) money and are left with no offers. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is sitting still on the market.

Improvements to add value

There are many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home -- and James M. Hanson Associates, Inc. can help with that. Should we paint the whole house before we sell it... Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel... Practically any project has the potential to influence value in some way. Unfortunately, not all of them have an effect commensurate with their cost. A kitchen remodel might improve your home's appeal, but it might not justify the expenses involved.

James M. Hanson Associates, Inc. can help you with these decisions. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. An appraisal fee from James M. Hanson Associates, Inc. is based on our efforts to complete the report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. So a professional appraisal from James M. Hanson Associates, Inc. will help homeowners like you make the best decisions when it comes to investments to add value and settling on a fair price at which to sell.