Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Joseph Mier & Associates will ensure you get it 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 hard for them to understand the nuances of their local real estate market.

While important, an appraisal is not about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for information regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Appraisals are valuable tools for homeowners selling without an agent

An increasing amount of LA 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 to get the most you can, what you need is a qualified appraiser. You need objective opinions, it can be very 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.

Not only can getting a professional appraisal help you set a realistic asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Allow you to have the edge while negotiating once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Alert you of problems and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Lower the possibility of unidentified problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

It can be surprising to people when they find out that 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 could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an inflated impression of their home's value, and an appraisal helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than sitting 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

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. Let Joseph Mier & Associates help. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a precise description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the latest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

A resource for for local real estate knowledge

Have you decided against an entire appraisal but still need some information about the real estate market in your area? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you need some help collecting local sales and property data. We have services tailored for the needs of consumers like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

If your wondering what to expect from us when you order an appraisal just take a look....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a immediate response: We personalize information to the needs of our customers We'll be more then happy to offer suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Quick turnaround time: Typically in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide quite a few different of types of reports, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers 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: Documents we deliver are written in plain English, understandable, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. If you have any questions dealing your appraisal, after you've read the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!