Selling your home 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. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's practically impossible for them to get a handle on local real estate values.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on how much your home will bring on the open market.

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

Need help setting a price when selling yourself?

An increasing amount of 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 to get the most you can, you need a professional appraisal. You need objective opinions, we're human too, we understand its difficult 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.

In addition to helping you set a sensible selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very helpful negotiating tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Make you aware of problems and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help decrease the possibility of unknown problems that cause sales to backslide

People are surprised when they find out that their home's value is more than they originally believed. So spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they originally expected. Others have an an inflated 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 sitting on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Pre-listing appraisals in Howard County

You might have a highly experienced agent but it's definitely a good idea to have of value prior to signing a listing agreement. Let Astute Appraisals, Inc. help. An appraisal can be invaluable in this scenario. You and agent will get a comprehensive breakdown of the unique features of your property 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.

Consulting services for Columbia Sellers: Keep a local expert at your disposal

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but are looking for information about how real estate is doing in your area? If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want assistance gathering local sales and property data. We have services designed for the needs of clients like you to help with your real estate decisions.

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

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a fast response: We will provide you with personalized information for your individual appraisal need. Just tell us your situation and give you suggestions.
  • Fast turnaround time: Typically in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer quite a few different of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers 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 fast 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 moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any inquiries dealing your appraisal, once you've read through the report, just give us a call or email us!