Pre-Listing Appraisal

A Realtor or Sales Agent will most likely provide a Comparative Market analysis (CMA) that lists selected sales in the area as a means for establishing a Listing Price. This is a very important step to maximizing profit and minimizing the market time of the listing.

Even if working with an experienced Sales Agent, it is often in the best interest of the homeowner to have an objective, professional  third party opinion of value before signing a listing agreement. A Pre-Listing appraisal will provide the homeowner and listing agent with an accurate description of the home’s features and detailed analysis of the most recent comparable sales (COMP’S) in the area. In addition to helping set a realistic sales price so the home will attract buyers, a Pre-Listing appraisal is a valuable negotiating tool once the offers begin to role in.

For-Sale-By-Owner (FSBO)

Homes that are listed for sale by the owner , without the assistance of an Agent, are known as FSBO’s (FIZZ-BO). To successfully sell your home yourself, a significant market analysis needs to be done prior to deciding on an asking price. One piece of advice that is consistently given to those trying to sell their home on their own is NOT to overprice it!! It is very hard to be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. A professional appraisal is objective and will tell you what you need to know – not just what you want to hear.


Maybe you are feeling that you don’t need an appraisal, but you would like some help gathering information. Bridgeport can provide listing reports that will allow you effectively sift through the maze of data.

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