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, a professional appraisal is absolutely necessary. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to fully grasp 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, an appraisal assesses the true market value of your home.

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

Going to sell your home yourself?

Quite a few MD homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, quickly and for the best price, you need 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 sensible asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very useful bargaining tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Make you aware of issues and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help decrease the possibility of unknown problems that cause sales to backslide

It can be surprising to people when they find out their home's value is higher than they first thought. So investing in an appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an exaggerated assessment 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 instead of gathering dust on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Howard County

You might have a very talented agent but it's definitely a good idea to have of value prior to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Astute Appraisals, Inc. comes in. An appraisal can be indispensable in this scenario. You and agent will get a detailed description for your property and its features which will give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a detailed analysis of recent comparable properties in the area.

Someone to ask for for local real estate knowledge

Not sure if you need an entire appraisal but are looking for information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? If you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you need assistance collecting local property and sales data. We can help solve your real estate quandaries with services especially designed for customers with your real estate needs.

If your curious what to expect from when ordering an appraisal just take a look....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our customers We'll be more then happy to give you suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Swift turnaround time: Usually in a weeks time 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 formats to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide quite a few different of types of reports, and have a lot of experience 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 quick follow-up from Astute Appraisals, Inc.: When we write reports, we make sure they 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. If you have any inquiries dealing your appraisal, once you've read through the report, we suggest that you email or call us!