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

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and 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 get a handle on local real estate values.

This isn't a discussion of the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want for it. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on the true market value of your home.

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

Selling yourself instead of using a real estate agent and need help with pricing?

More and more MD homeowners are choosing 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, quickly and to get the most you can, you need a skilled appraiser. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very difficult 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 astute asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very valuable 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 problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Prevent the possibility of hidden problems that cause sales to flop

People are surprised when they find out that their home's value is higher than they originally thought. So spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an inflated assessment of the value of their home, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Howard County

You might have an extremely experienced agent but it's in your best interest to have an unbiased second opinion of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Astute Appraisals, Inc. comes in. An appraisal can be indispensable in a scenario like this. It will give both you and your agent a comprehensive description of the unique features of your property and give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a detailed analysis of the latest comparable properties in the area.

We also are available for general consulting

Don't need a full appraisal but are looking for information about the health of your area's real estate? If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want assistance collecting local sales and property data. We can be a resource for your real estate concerns with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

After you order an appraisal report from us, you can expect....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a immediate response: We tailor information to the needs of our clients We'll be thrilled to give you suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Fast turnaround time: Normally in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats to suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer a variety of types of reports, and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to clients sans the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Quick reply to follow-up questions: Reports we create are written in plain English, easy to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions dealing your appraisal, once you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!