Have confidence in your listing price with an appraisal from Camille McDonald & Associates.

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 property? Then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays selected sales houses in your area. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This is a vital step if your main objectives are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

In our opinion, though, you should also get a pre-listing appraisal from a licensed professional who tracks real estate values for living - PRIOR to listing your house - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

That's where Camille McDonald & Associates comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your 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".

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the best way to get an exact listing price for your home in today's adapting market. Contact us today.

An expert appraisal from Camille McDonald & Associates can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will attract potential buyers, and we'll also:
  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you find a a prospective buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make yourself aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected headaches that can cause sales to flop
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten
A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they had planned, so investing in an appraisal from Camille McDonald & Associates actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's price value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property won't attract interested buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your house stays 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 outside of the house before we sell it... Should I put in that third bathroom... Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel... Almost any project will influence value in some way. Unfortunately, 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 costs you'd pay.

Camille McDonald & Associates can help you with these important decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. An appraisal fee from Camille McDonald & Associates is based on our efforts to complete your report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. A professional appraisal from Camille McDonald & Associates helps homeowners make the best-informed decisions when it comes to investments to add value and settling on a profit-maximizing sales price.