Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from Astute Appraisals, Inc..

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is a must. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to get a handle on their local real estate market.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, an appraisal assesses how much your home will bring on the open market.

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

For Sale By Owner?

More and more 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, with minimal waiting and for top dollar, what you need is a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get 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 explain to you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

In addition to helping you set a astute asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Allow you to have the edge while bargaining when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Make you aware of issues and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help decrease the chances of hidden problems that cause sales to backslide

Folks are sometimes surprised to discover the value of their home is higher than they originally thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they expected they would get. Others have an an inflated impression of the value of their home, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of 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

Get a professional value opinion before listing

Even if you have with an extremely talented agent, it's in your best interest to have of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. Astute Appraisals, Inc. can help. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in a scenario like this. You and agent will get a detailed breakdown of the unique features of your property and give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a record of recent comparable properties in the area.

Someone to ask for for local real estate knowledge

Not sure if you need a full appraisal but would like some information about the health of your area's real estate? Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you'd still like assistance analyzing local sales and property data. We have services designed for the needs of consumers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

This is a little bit of what to expect when you order an appraisal through us....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We will provide you with personalized information for your individual appraisal need. We'll be delighted to offer suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Fast turnaround time: Usually 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.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer a variety of types of reports, and have know how at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Fast reply to follow-up questions: Reports we create are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any questions dealing your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we suggest that you email or call us!