Have confidence in your listing price with an appraisal from Cotter Valuation Group.

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

In our opinion, though, you might also wish to consider an appraisal from a professional who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - BEFORE putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

And that's where Cotter Valuation Group comes in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent both have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

In today's evolving market, hiring a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get a skillful listing price for your home. Contact us today.

In addition to helping you decide on a realistic selling price so your home will attract buyers, a skillful appraisal from Cotter Valuation Group can:
  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you have a potential buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your home's state inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make yourself aware of problems
  • Decrease the chances of unknown problems that cause negotiations to break down
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through
Many people are surprised 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 from us actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. There are also plenty of 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 potential buyers, which means you squander time and (not to mention) money and still have no offers. Every month your house sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage.

Improvements to add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be more important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it... Is now the time to add a deck... Should I complete my kitchen remodel... Nearly any project will influence value in some way. But not everything will have the same return on investment. A kitchen remodel might improve your home's appeal, but it may not justify the expenses involved.

We'll help you make some of these important decisions. Cotter Valuation Group appraisers have no vested interest in what amount your home sells for, unlike an agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Cotter Valuation Group. When it comes to investing in your house and setting a fair sale price, we'll help homeowners make the sharpest decisions.