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Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Norm W. Scharkopf & Associates, LLC

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 list your property? More than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes comparable sales houses in your local area. It's a good starting point when determining your home's listing price. This step is vital if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the home's time on the market.

In our opinion, however, you should also get an appraisal from a professional who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - BEFORE listing your property - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

And that's where Norm W. Scharkopf & Associates, LLC comes in! We can perform 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 perfect way to get a correct listing price for your home in today's evolving market. Contact us today.

A skillful appraisal from Norm W. Scharkopf & Associates, LLC can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will appeal to potential buyers, and we'll also:
  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have a an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's quality inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Cut down the chances of unknown messes that can cause your sale to break down
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close
So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their home is a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed them to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an over-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 home will not attract potential buyers, which means you throw away time and money and are left with no offers. Every month your home sits on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage.

Improvements that add value to your home

There are many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home -- and Norm W. Scharkopf & Associates, LLC can help with that. Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it... Does the fence need replacing... Should I complete my kitchen remodel... Virtually any project will influence value in some way. But not everything will have the same bang for the buck. A kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, but it might not justify the costs you'd pay.

Norm W. Scharkopf & Associates, LLC can help you with these important decisions. Norm W. Scharkopf & Associates, LLC appraisers have no vested interest in what amount the home sells for, unlike a real estate agent. An appraisal fee from Norm W. Scharkopf & Associates, LLC is based on our efforts to finalize the report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. A professional appraisal from Norm W. Scharkopf & Associates, LLC will help homeowners make the best decisions on investments to add value and settling on a fair listing price.