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

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. 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 difficult for them to understand local real estate values.

We are not talking about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Instead, an appraisal assesses your home's market value.

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

Selling on your own?

More and more MD homeowners are making the decision 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, quickly and to get the most you can, you need a professional appraisal. 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 inform you of what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

In addition to helping you set a realistic asking 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
  • Call attention to any issues and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help decrease the possibility of unrevealed problems that cause sales to flop

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out that the value of their home is higher than they first thought. So investing in an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they expected they would get. Others have an an inflated opinion of the value of their home, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than waiting 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 comprehensive appraisal before listing

Even if you have with an extremely talented agent, it's in your best interest to get an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Astute Appraisals, Inc. comes in. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a definitive summarizing of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the newest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

We also are available for general consulting

Have you decided against an entire appraisal but still need some information about the health of your area's real estate? Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you need some help analyzing local sales and property data. We have services designed especially for customers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

If your curious what you'll be getting from when you order an appraisal just take a look....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our clients Just explain your situation and give you suggestions.
  • Fast turnaround time: Typically one week or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: We've worked on lots of assignments, and we know that in the business of real estateappraising there isn't a typical or standard, "boiler place" assignment. We provide a variety of report types, 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.
  • Prompt reply to follow-up questions: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they 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. Should you have any inquiries dealing your appraisal, once you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!