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 a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to understand their local real estate market.

While important, an appraisal is not about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on the true market value of your home.

Contact us for any questions regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Going to sell your home yourself?

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, what you need is a professional appraisal. You need objective opinions, and we understand that it's difficult to be objective about your 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.

In addition to helping you set a sensible selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while negotiating when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Call attention to any issues and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Lower the odds of hidden problems that cause sales to deteriorate

Folks are sometimes surprised to discover the value of their home is much more than they thought. So investing in an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they thought they would get. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated impression of the value of their home, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than waiting on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

Even if you're working with a very skillful agent, it's in your best interest to get of value prior to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Astute Appraisals, Inc. comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a precise description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Serving MD with unsurpassed real estate consulting services

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but would like some information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? If you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you need some help collecting local sales and property data. We have services designed for the needs of consumers like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

If your wondering what you'll be getting from when ordering an appraisal just take a look....

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We will give you information tailored for your particular appraisal need. We'll be delighted to give you suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Swift turnarounds on appraisals: Typically one week or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats to suit YOUR needs: We've worked on quite a few of assignments, and we've learned that practice of real estateappraising there is no typical or standard, "generic" assignment. We offer a variety of report types, and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Prompt to follow-up questions: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are written in plain English, understandable, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion regarding your appraisal, once you've read the report, we suggest that you email or call us!