Two scenarios are possible if you don't price at appraisal. First, the seller comes to find out that the home appraises for 15k less than what they thought they sold it for and need to lower the price a month after acceptance. Or the scenario where the house is over priced, gets few showings and wastes market time. Homes are going under contract in this tough market if priced right, show well and marketed effectively.
If you list with me, I will reimburse you the $300-400 appraisal costs at closing and the appraisal can be used a sales collateral for any interested buyer.
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The appraisal question I can pay for too if you price your home within 5% of appraised value from the beginning of the listing period. We dont want to take over-priced listings, and so we credit appraisal fee at closing from commission expenses. The mortgage appraisal for the buyer is the biggest single obstacle to closing a deal once you have a contract too.
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Overall, you could be looking at several thousand dollars. (Larger homes and vacant homes will cost more; smaller homes and ones with items the stager can work with will cost less.)
At this point, you probably don't need to hire an assessor. Interview three Realtors. Ask each for a CMA, look at the comps they used, and discuss that with them. You'll get a very good idea of the range in which your home will sell.
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If you are selling without professional representation, I would interview three Realtors anyway, have them provide you with an "estimate of seller's net proceeds", then you make the call.
Based on who you list with, this service may be included in their fee. For example, our team does provide a stager on 100% of our listings. In terms of what list price, you can have a couple of realtors in, or pay an apprasier. Remember, an appraisal is not an exact science either. It's one person's opinion of value. The true definition of market value is what a buyer is willing to pay. Let us know if we can help!
There is no reason to pay for the best photographer if the stager has not been there first.
90 % of showings are on the internet so an unstaged house is the first to be eliminated from the buyers favorites.
Anyone who lists with me gets up to 8 hours of free staging.
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To hire a certified real estate appraiser, you may pay from $300-$450.
You could also or instead interview 3 experienced Realtors and have them give you their opinion on pricing and the right marketing to net as much as possible.
Check out ActiveRain.com to find stagers in your area. Fees vary by the level of service, as well as the service provider, but staging is a good investment which yields a high return. Remember, less time on the market is more money in your pocket!