FSBO: Selling Your Home
Are you selling your home yourself and need help with pricing?
Since most of us have an emotional attachment to our own homes, it’s often very hard to be objective about it. A professional appraiser is objective and will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.
An appraisal can be a very important negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic asking price so your property will attract interested buyers. It gives you something concrete to show your buyer.
An appraisal is an independent third party’s opinion of your property’s price – so they don’t have to just take your word for it. Potential buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be far more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser’s value estimation than your own.
Not only can getting a professional appraisal help you set a sound asking price to attract more potential buyers, but it can also:
Impress buyers with an objective report of the condition of your home, inside and out.
Make you aware of problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing.
Help prevent the chances of hidden problems that might cause the sale to go up in smoke.
Many people are surprised when they find out that the value of their home is higher than they originally thought. Taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to receive several thousand more than they expected they would get.
Alternatively, some people have an overestimated impression of their home’s value, and by getting an appraisal it gave them the assistance they needed to set a more reasonable price for their home in order for it to sell quickly – instead of sitting on the market for months. Asking too much for a home causes buyers to back off, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.
Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing
You may have been working with a highly experienced agent, but it’s definitely a good idea to have an analysis of your home’s value before finalizing a listing agreement. Let us help. An appraisal can be indispensable in a scenario like this. It will give both you and your agent a detailed description for your property and its features, which will give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a detailed analysis of recent comparable properties in the area.
Unlike agents, we have no “skin in the game”. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. An appraisal fee from Aegis Appraisals is based on our efforts to finalize your report and not based on a percentage of your home’s sale price.
We also offer general consulting:
Not sure if you need a full appraisal but would like some information about the status of your area’s housing market? Planning on remodeling and wondering how much that new kitchen would add to your value? Perhaps a pool is in your near future for the kids. How much would you get back out of that investment?
We offer services tailored especially for clients like you to help with your real estate decisions.