Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from Astute Appraisals, Inc..

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays you in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to understand local real estate values.

We are not talking about how much you have invested in your home, or how much you want for it. Instead, an appraisal assesses how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for details regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Need help setting a price when selling yourself?

Quite a few MD homeowners are making the decision to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, with minimal waiting and for top dollar, what you need is a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, and we understand that it's difficult 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.

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

  • Give you an advantage while negotiating 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 last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Lower the odds of unknown problems that cause sales to backslide

It can be surprising to people to discover their home's value is higher than they originally thought. So by taking the first step and investing in an appraisal allowed them to receive thousands more than they originally thought. Alternatively, some people have an inflated impression of the value of their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than waiting on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract 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

Even if you're working with a very skillful agent, it's definitely a good idea to have an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. Astute Appraisals, Inc. can help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate writeup of your home's features and a detailed breakdown of the most recent and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Consulting services for Howard County Sellers: Put a local expert at your disposal

Don't need an entire appraisal but are looking for information about how real estate is doing in your area? You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you need assistance analyzing local sales and property data. We can provide assistance for your real estate quandaries with services especially designed for clients with your real estate needs.

Here's what to expect when you place an order for an appraisal from ....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We will provide you with personalized information for your particular appraisal need. Just tell us your situation and give you suggestions.
  • Quick turnaround time: Normally in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, we can have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: We've preformed many of assignments, and we've learned that in the art of real estateconsulting and appraising it's naive to think there's a typical or standard, "generic" assignment. We offer quite a few 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 quick follow-up from Astute Appraisals, Inc.: When we create reports, we make sure they are written in plain English, 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 regarding your appraisal, after you've read through the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!