Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Doucette Appraisal's 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 list your house? Then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays selected sales houses in your town. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This is a really important step if your interests are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

Even if you've hired 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 signing the Listing Agreement.

And that's where Doucette Appraisals Inc. comes in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your 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 fluctuating market conditions, you should definitely hire a certified appraiser to get a true listing price for your home. Contact us today.

A skillful appraisal from Doucette Appraisals Inc. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will bring in buyers, and we'll also:
  • Be a an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you find a an interested buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your home's state inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected issues that can cause sales to crumble
  • 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 house is a lot more than they expected, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these sellers 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 value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property won't attract buyers, which means you throw away time and money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

There are so many important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it... Does the tile need replacing... Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel... Almost any project has the potential to affect value in some way. But each thing impacts value differently. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

Doucette Appraisals 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 Doucette Appraisals Inc. is based on our efforts to finalize the report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. A professional appraisal from Doucette Appraisals Inc. helps homeowners like you make the decisions on investments to add value and deciding on a smart price at which to sell.