Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from Astute Appraisals, Inc..

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays you in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to fully grasp local real estate values.

While important, an appraisal is not about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Instead, an appraisal assesses how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for information regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Appraisals are valuable tools for people selling without an agent

An increasing amount of 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 to get the most you can, what you need is a skilled appraiser. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very difficult to be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will inform you of what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

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

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Alert you of problems and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Decrease the odds of unrevealed problems that cause sales to deteriorate

Folks are sometimes surprised 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 a professional appraisal allowed them to receive several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an overestimated impression of the value of 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 instead of sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Get a professional value opinion before listing

Even if you're working with a very skilled agent, it's in your best interest to get of value prior to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Astute Appraisals, Inc. comes in. An appraisal can be invaluable in this scenario. It will give both you and your agent a detailed breakdown for your property and its features and give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a record of the latest comparable properties in the area.

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

Not sure if you need a full appraisal but are looking for information about how real estate is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you need assistance analyzing local property and sales data. We can be a resource for your real estate dilemmas with services especially designed for customers with your real estate needs.

After you order an appraisal report through , you can expect....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our customers Just tell us your situation and offer you suggestions.
  • Quick turnaround time: Typically in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer quite a few different of report types, and are familiar at providing appraisals to consumers sans the so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Quick response to follow-up questions: Our reports are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion about your appraisal, once you've read the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!