Getting an appraisal from Astute Appraisals, Inc. before putting your Columbia home on the market saves you time and money.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is absolutely necessary. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's hard 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 for it. Rather, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market.

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

Appraisals are valuable tools for homeowners selling without an agent

Quite a few MD homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But to do it right, quickly and to get the most you can, you need a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very hard 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 astute asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very helpful negotiating tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Call attention to any issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help prevent the odds of unidentified problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

It can be surprising to people when they find out their home's value is a great deal more than they thought. So spending a little on an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an exaggerated opinion when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to 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 rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Pre-listing appraisals in Columbia

You might have an extremely talented agent but it's definitely a good idea to have of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Astute Appraisals, Inc. comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a precise writeup of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the newest 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

Not sure if you need a full appraisal but still need some information about how real estate is doing in your area? You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want assistance gathering local property and sales data. We have services designed especially for consumers like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

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

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We will provide you with personalized information for your particular appraisal need. Just let us know your situation and offer you suggestions.
  • Quick turnarounds for appraisals: Normally one week or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: We've preformed quite a few of assignments, and we understand that when providing real estateconsulting and appraising there isn't a typical or standard, "cookie cutter" report. We provide a lot of different of types of reports, and are well seasoned at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a prompt follow-up from Astute Appraisals, Inc.: Reports we create are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any inquiries about your appraisal, after you've read through the report, just give us a call or email us!