Getting an appraisal from Joseph Mier & Associates before putting your Hammond home on the market saves you time and money.

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's practically impossible for them to fully grasp local real estate values.

This isn't a discussion of how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want for it. Rather, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market.

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

Going to sell your home yourself?

More and more LA homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, you need a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, it can be very hard 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.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a sensible selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while negotiating when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Call attention to any issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help decrease the possibility of hidden problems that cause sales to fall through

Folks are sometimes surprised to discover their home's value is higher than they first thought. So investing in an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they originally thought. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated assessment when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Tangipahoa County

You may have an extremely skillful agent but it's in your best interest to have of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. Joseph Mier & Associates can help. 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 newest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

We also are available for general consulting

Have you decided against a full appraisal but are looking for information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want some help analyzing local property and sales data. We offer services tailored especially for customers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

After you order an appraisal report through us, expect the following....

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We will give you personalized information for your individual appraisal need. We'll be more then happy to give you suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Quick 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.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer a variety of report types, 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.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick follow-up from Joseph Mier & Associates: 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. Should you have any confusion about your appraisal, after you've read the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!