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. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to get a handle on real estate market forces.

We are not talking about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Instead, the appraisal measures the true market value of your home.

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

Appraisals are valuable tools for people selling without an agent

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 the best price, what you need is a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, and we understand that it's difficult to take an objective look at 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 selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very beneficial negotiating tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Call attention to any issues and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help lower the possibility of hidden problems that cause sales to fall through

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out that their home's value is more than they originally believed. So spending a little on a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they expected they would get. Others have an an exaggerated opinion when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal helped them to 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 rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Howard County

You may have an extremely talented agent but it's definitely a good idea to get of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. Let Astute Appraisals, Inc. help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a definitive summarizing of your home's features and a detailed breakdown of the latest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Someone to ask for for local real estate knowledge

Don't need a full appraisal but are looking for information about how real estate is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you'd still like some help gathering local sales and property data. We have services tailored for the needs of consumers like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

When 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 provide you with personalized information for your particular appraisal need. We'll be thrilled to provide suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Fast turnarounds on appraisals: Usually one week or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements that 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 an abundance of experience 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.
  • Quick response to follow-up questions: Reports we write are written in plain English, simple to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any inquiries dealing your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we suggest that you email or call us!