Should I Get an Appraisal Before Selling My House?
“I will be selling a San Diego home and plan to get it on the market in the next few weeks. What’s my first step? Should I get an appraisal of its value?
You could pay $500 for an appraisal; however your San Diego real estate agent could provide you with the current market value of the house for free.
When considering selling a San Diego house, your next best steps are:
- Interview and choose a good real estate agent
- Ask your agent for their opinion of your property and a list of recommended cost effective repairs
- Determine the current market value of the house, complete the repairs, and get it on the market
So instead of spending $500 on an appraisal, put that money towards increasing the value of the home and, even better, increasing your homebuyer’s interest.