If you’re planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is absolutely necessary. Don’t think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it’s practically impossible for them to fully grasp real estate market forces.
We are not talking about how much you’ve spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you’d like to get for it. Instead, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on your home’s market value.
Quite a few LA homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance 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, it can be very hard to take an objective look at 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 astute asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
- Give you an advantage while bargaining once you have a potential buyer
- Put buyers at ease 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
- Help decrease the odds of unidentified problems that cause sales to deteriorate