Putting a house on the market in or near Howard County? Contact Astute Appraisals, Inc. and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is a must. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to understand the nuances of real estate market forces.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on your home's market value.

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

Appraisals are valuable tools for families selling without an agent

Quite a few 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, quickly and for the best price, you need a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is 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 will getting a professional appraisal help you set a astute selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Allow you to have the edge while negotiating when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Alert you of problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help lower the chances of unidentified problems that cause sales to backslide

It can be surprising to people when they find out the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So by taking the first step and investing in an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they originally thought. Others have an an overestimated impression 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, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Pre-listing appraisals in Columbia

Even if you have with a very skilled agent, it's in your best interest to get an unbiased second opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Astute Appraisals, Inc. comes in. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the newest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

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

Not wanting to get an entire appraisal but still need some information about how real estate is doing in your area? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you require assistance analyzing local sales and property data. We can provide assistance for your real estate decisions with services especially designed for clients with your real estate needs.

If your curious what you'll be getting from us when you order an appraisal just take a look....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We will provide you with personalized information for your individual appraisal need. Just tell us your situation and we will make suggestions.
  • Swift turnaround time: Usually in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: We've preformed a large amount of assignments, and we've learned that in the art of real estateappraising there is no typical or standard, "cookie cutter" report. We provide a variety of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers sans the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a prompt follow-up from Astute Appraisals, Inc.: Our reports are clearly written, easy to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion about your appraisal, once you've read through the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!