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

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in a professional 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 understand the nuances of their local real estate market.

We are not talking about how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Rather, the appraisal measures your home's market value.

Contact us for details regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Need help setting a price when selling yourself?

Quite a few MD homeowners are deciding 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 to get the most you can, what you need is a professional appraisal. You need 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 astute selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very useful bargaining tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Alert you of issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help decrease the chances of unrevealed problems that cause sales to flop

People are surprised when they find out their home's value is higher than they originally thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated assessment of their home's value, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of sitting on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Howard County

Even if you have with the most experienced agent, it's definitely a good idea to have an unbiased second opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. Astute Appraisals, Inc. can help. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in a scenario like this. It will give both you and your agent a complete description of your property and its features and give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a detailed analysis of the latest comparable properties in the area.

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

Don't need an entire appraisal but are looking for information about how the real estate market 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 offer services designed especially for clients like you to help with your real estate decisions.

Here's what you can expect when you place an order for an appraisal through us....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We personalize information to the needs of our clients Just tell us your situation and offer you suggestions.
  • Fast turnaround time: 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.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer a variety of types of reports, and are familiar at providing appraisals to consumers minus the so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Fast response to follow-up questions: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any questions about your appraisal, once you've read the report, we suggest that you email or call us!