Getting an appraisal from Astute Appraisals, Inc. before putting your Howard County home on the market saves you time and money.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in a professional appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to understand local real estate values.

This isn't a discussion of how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Instead, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for information regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Going to sell your home yourself?

Quite a few 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 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 inform you of what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

Not only can getting a professional appraisal help you set a sensible selling 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 issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Prevent the possibility of unidentified problems that cause sales to flop

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out their home's value is more than they originally believed. So investing in a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they originally expected. Others have an an overestimated assessment of their home's value, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of waiting on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Howard County

You might have an extremely skillful agent but it's definitely a good idea to have of value prior to signing a listing agreement. Astute Appraisals, Inc. can help. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a precise description of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the latest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

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

Have you decided against an entire appraisal but still need some information about the health of your area's real estate? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you require some help analyzing local property and sales data. We have services designed for the needs of consumers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

If your curious what to expect from when you order an appraisal just take a look....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We will give you personalized information for your particular appraisal need. We'll be delighted to give you suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Quick turnarounds on appraisals: 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.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats to suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide quite a few different of types of reports, and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to clients without a lot of industry jargon 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.: Documents we deliver are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion about your appraisal, once you've read the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!