Selling your home can be hard work.  The most successful method to selling a house is:

1. Price it right
2. Keep it in "show condition"
3. Stage it well.

An appraiser can help you with the first step.
The longer a house is for sale the harder it is to sell. Setting the right price in the beginning is very important. Starting out with a price that is too high can discourage potential buyers and may even result in you getting less for your property then market value. An appraisal is based on the theory that an informed purchaser would pay no more for a property than the cost of acquiring another existing and equivalent property. My training allows me to estimate the value of your house based on the selling price of comparable properties. It is my professional responsibility to keep up to date with changes in market trends and laws that affect real estate values. By combining my knowledge and expertise with a thorough investigation of your property and the area, I am able to give you a professional opinion that you can trust.

A professional appraisal can shorten your time-to-sale and make sale negotiations easier.  It can give credibility to your asking price and can effectively end haggling.  When you have a current appraisal on your home, prospective buyers feel more confident in your home and in their ability to secure the financing to buy your home.

A professional appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's value.  When you show the home, the appraisal is a concrete selling tool, showing potential buyers that you are serious about your price and about selling.

My experience is in appraising homes in both Antigonish and Guysborough Counties and I have a very good understanding of the local market.  I am available to discuss further how an appraisal can help you sell your home more quickly.  Please give me a call at (902) 870 3850 or email at  I look forward to talking to you about setting the right price for your home.

Barkhouse Appraisals

Selling your house?
How can an appraisal help?