Selling your home in or near Howard County? Contact Astute Appraisals, Inc. and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to fully grasp real estate market forces.

This isn't a discussion of how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Rather, the appraisal measures the true market value of your home.

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

Need help setting a price when selling yourself?

An increasing amount of MD homeowners are making the decision 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 top dollar, you need a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get 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 tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a realistic selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Make you aware of issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help prevent the odds of hidden problems that cause sales to fall through

People are surprised when they find out the value of their home is a great deal more than they thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they originally thought. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated assessment when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than waiting on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

We also help agents price homes in Howard County

You might have a very skillful agent but it's definitely a good idea to get an unbiased second opinion of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Astute Appraisals, Inc. comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the latest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

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

Have you decided against a full appraisal but would like some information about the real estate market in your area? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you'd still like assistance collecting local sales and property data. We can provide assistance for your real estate quandaries with services especially designed for customers with your real estate needs.

When you order an appraisal report from , you can expect....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a fast response: We will give you personalized information for your individual appraisal need. We'll be more then happy to give you suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Quick turnarounds on appraisals: Usually one week or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: We've done quite a few 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 types of reports, and have know how at providing appraisals to clients sans the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Fast reply to follow-up questions: Documents we deliver are clearly written, understandable, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions about your appraisal, after you've read the report, just give us a call or email us!