profile picture

English French Spanish

Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Tradewinds Appraisals, 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? Then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays comparable homes for sale in your local area. It's a customary starting point when deciding 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 someone who tracks real estate values for living - PRIOR to putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

And that's where Tradewinds Appraisals, LLC comes in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

With today's changing market conditions, you should definitely hire a licensed appraiser to get a correct listing price for your home. Contact us today.

In addition to assisting you with setting a realistic price to sell so your home will bring in potential buyers, an efficient appraisal from Tradewinds Appraisals, LLC can:
  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's state inside and out to impress buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Reduce chances of unknown quandaries that can cause your sale to flop
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close
So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is more than they estimated, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these people 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 decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home sits on the market.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

In addition to "how much?", there may be equally important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it... Does the tile need replacing... Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel... Virtually any project has the potential to influence value in some way. But, not all of them have an effect commensurate with their cost. A kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, but it may not justify the expenses involved.

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