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, an appraisal is absolutely necessary. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays you in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to get a handle on their local real estate market.

We are not talking about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Instead, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on how much your home will bring on the open market.

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

Appraisals are valuable tools for families selling without an agent

More and more MD homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, you need a expert appraiser. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, and we understand that it's difficult to take an objective look at own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will explain to you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Allow you to have the edge while bargaining while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Call attention to any issues and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Prevent the chances of unrevealed problems that cause sales to deteriorate

People are surprised to discover the value of their home is much more than they thought. So by taking the first step and investing in an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an inflated opinion 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 sitting on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a professional value opinion before listing

You may have a very experienced agent but it's in your best interest to get an unbiased second opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. Let Astute Appraisals, Inc. help. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a definitive description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the latest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Sometimes it's useful to have a general resource for local real estate knowledge

Don't need an entire appraisal but are looking for information about the health of your area's real estate? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you require assistance collecting local property and sales data. We can provide assistance for your real estate decisions with services especially tailored for customers with your real estate needs.

If your curious what to expect from us when you order an appraisal just take a look....

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our customers We'll be delighted to offer suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Swift turnarounds for appraisals: Typically one week or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer quite a few different of types of reports, and have a lot of experience at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Fast reply to follow-up questions: Reports we write are written in plain English, understandable, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries regarding your appraisal, once you've read through the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!