Putting a house on the market in or near Howard County? Contact Astute Appraisals, Inc. and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is absolutely necessary. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to understand real estate market forces.

We are not talking about how much you have invested in your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for any questions regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

For Sale By Owner?

More and more MD homeowners are deciding 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, what you need is a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, 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.

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

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Alert you of issues and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help decrease the chances of unknown problems that cause sales to backslide

Folks are sometimes surprised to discover the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So investing in an appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an inflated impression when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it 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 sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

You may have an extremely experienced agent but it's definitely a good idea to get of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. Let Astute Appraisals, Inc. help. An appraisal can be indispensable in this scenario. It will give both you and your agent a comprehensive description of your property and its features which will give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a record of the latest comparable properties in the area.

We also are available for general consulting

Don't need an entire appraisal but still need some information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you'd still like assistance collecting local property and sales data. We can be a resource for your real estate concerns with services especially designed for consumers with your real estate needs.

After you order an appraisal report from us, you can expect....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a immediate response: We will give you information tailored for your particular appraisal need. Just explain your situation and give you suggestions.
  • Fast turnarounds for appraisals: 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.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer a lot of different of report types, and have know how 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.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a fast follow-up from Astute Appraisals, Inc.: When we write reports, we make sure they are written in plain English, simple to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions regarding your appraisal, once you've read through the report, just give us a call or email us!