The Home Appraisal: Why It’s Important

November 29, 2017
Selling your Home

Listing your home at the right price is crucial to its eventual sale.

 

We'll provide you with a Comparative Market Analysis to show how your home competes with other similar homes in your area. Then he or she will help you set a fair price that should meet the buyer’s bank appraisal.

 

An appraisal is a professional estimate of your home's market value by a certified appraiser. It focuses on market value and on price - the amount of money a buyer will pay. The appraisal protects the bank from overextending its risk.

 

When you put your home up for sale, prospective buyers (and the lenders who hold or insure their mortgages) expect that your home is worth your asking price. To meet lending guidelines, your home must appraise for the asking price. If it appraises for less, you may need to lower the price if you want the sale to close.

 

We can provide the appraiser with a record of comparable area homes, including those that are actively listed, expired or sold. This record will complement the appraiser's visual inspection of your home, including the home's improvements and its condition, which will help the appraiser’s accuracy. 

Staci Davis

Staci was raised on a farm in Toppenish, WA where she learned a strong work ethic from an early age. She worked on the farm, was involved in 4-H, attended school, and worked a job to pay her way through college. Staci attended and graduated from Washington State University in Pullman, WA with a major in Communications with an emphasis in Advertising. She worked as a client account manager at a number of advertising agencies that specialized in marketing, branding, media planning, and lead generation. After dedicating 7 years, she decided to pursue a career where she could excel at a rate that matched her level of work and commitment.

 

Staci became a licensed real estate professional in 2009 and has had great success, year after year, at a job she is proud to say she loves!  Today, she continues to utilize her college education and business experience to help each of her clients obtain their real estate goals. She specializes in marketing homes and getting them SOLD with a truly integrated marketing strategy, and also really enjoys helping buyers with one of the largest purchases of their life…a home! She is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Washington & Oregon, and is “Your Key To Real Estate Success”!

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