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Property Seller Services

If you are going to sell real estate, it would be wise to invest in a professional appraisal. While initially costing a small fee, professional appraisals will pay for themselves in the long run. Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day-to-day basis, as a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for him or her to get an idea of real estate values. What is meant by these values is not simply how much one has invested in a property, how much was paid for it, or how much a homeowner would like to sell it for, but rather the true market value of the property.

Many people are surprised to find that the market value of their property is much more than expected which allowed them to ask for more than they thought initially. Others have an inflated opinion of their property's value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell, in turn saving time and energy spent on selling a property.

In addition, an appraisal will help make you aware of needed repairs and visible deficiencies in the property which will allow you to correct these items before placing it on the market. 

For-Sale-By-Owner (FSBO)

Properties that are listed for sale by the owner, without the assistance of a real estate agent, are known as FSBOs (pronounced FIZZ-BO). Selling your property on your own will require a significant amount of homework if you're going to do it right.

One piece of advice that is consistently given by the experts in selling your real estate FSBO:

Do NOT Overprice Your Property!

In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your property will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is very valuable as a negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer. It gives you something concrete to show your buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your property's value, and not just you saying how much it is worth. Potential buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your property and will be far more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value opinion than yours.

Consultation

Maybe you feel like you don't need an appraisal but you'd still like some help gathering local property and sales data. We can provide low-cost sales and listing reports that will guide you through the maze of raw data. Our reports help you to make an informed buying decision. We understand the complexities of buying a home and know what you are going through and will do our best to make it easier for you by giving you a high quality, professional appraisal that you can depend on!

When you order a report from us, you can expect:

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We will give you personalized information for your particular appraisal need. Just tell us your situation and we will make suggestions. Quick turn-around time: Typically one week or less from the date the request is received. If you've chosen to receive a copy of your appraisal or consulting report via the Internet (EDI), you'll receive it within MINUTES of its completion.

  • Appraisal and consulting reports formats to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, one size does not fit all! We offer a variety of report types and delivery methods. Express mail too slow? We can deliver your report attached to a standard email, or notify you of an Internet site to download your report, immediately upon completion!
  • Quick response to follow-up questions: Our reports are clearly written, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any questions regarding your appraisal after you've read the report, we encourage you to email or call us!