Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Astute Appraisals, Inc. will ensure you get it right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is absolutely necessary. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like an appraiser, it's practically impossible for them to understand the nuances of local real estate values.

This isn't a discussion of the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Instead, the appraisal measures the true market value of your home.

Contact us for details regarding the specific services for home sellers we offer.

Selling yourself instead of using a real estate agent and need help with pricing?

Quite a few MD homeowners are making the decision to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and for top dollar, you need a qualified appraiser. You need objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very hard to be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

Not only can getting a professional appraisal help you set a realistic asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very valuable bargaining tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Alert you of problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help prevent the possibility of unrevealed problems that cause sales to backslide

It can be surprising to people when they find out the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So by taking the first step and spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to receive several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an overestimated assessment when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than gathering dust on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Columbia

You may have a very skillful agent but it's in your best interest to get an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. Astute Appraisals, Inc. can help. An appraisal can be invaluable in a scenario like this. You and agent will get a comprehensive description of the unique features of your property which will give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a detailed analysis of the latest comparable properties in the area.

We also offer general consulting

Have you decided against an entire appraisal but are looking for information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you need assistance collecting local sales and property data. We can help solve your real estate quandaries with services especially tailored for customers with your real estate needs.

Here's what to expect when you place an order for an appraisal from ....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our customers Just explain your situation and provide suggestions.
  • Swift turnarounds on appraisals: Usually one week or less from the date the request is received, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've worked on lots of assignments, and we know that when it comes real estateappraising there isn't a typical or standard, "generic" assignment. We offer quite a few different of types of reports, and have a lot of experience at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Quick reply to follow-up questions: Reports we write are clearly written, simple to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any inquiries about your appraisal, after you've read through the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!