Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Astute Appraisals, Inc. will ensure you get it right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is absolutely necessary. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to understand real estate market forces.

This isn't a discussion of the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, an appraisal assesses your home's market value.

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

Need help setting a price when selling yourself?

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, quickly and to get the most you can, what you need is a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, it's very difficult to be objective about your 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.

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

  • Give you an advantage while negotiating once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Make you aware of issues and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help lower the possibility of unknown problems that cause sales to flop

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out the value of their home is quite a bit more than they thought. So investing in an appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they originally thought. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated impression when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of sitting 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 Howard County

You may have a highly talented agent but it's definitely a good idea to have an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Astute Appraisals, Inc. comes in. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in a scenario like this. You and agent will get a detailed breakdown for your property and its features and give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a detailed analysis of recent comparable properties in the area.

Astute Appraisals, Inc. also offer general consulting

Not sure if you need a full appraisal but are looking for information about the health of your area's real estate? If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you'd still like assistance analyzing local property and sales data. We offer services tailored for the needs of clients like you to help with your real estate decisions.

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

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We will give you information tailored for your individual appraisal need. Just let us know your situation and offer you suggestions.
  • Fast 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 done many of assignments, and we know that when it comes real estateappraising there isn't a typical or standard, "cookie cutter" assignment. We provide a variety of types of reports, and are skillful 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.
  • Quick to follow-up questions: Reports we create are written in plain English, easy to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions dealing your appraisal, after you've read the report, we encourage you to email or call us!