Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Columbia Realty Advisors will ensure you get it right.

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 makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's practically impossible for them to understand the nuances of their local real estate market.

We are not talking about how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, the appraisal measures your home's market value.

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

Appraisals are valuable tools for families selling without an agent

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 for the best price, you need a skilled appraiser. The best thing to have is objective opinions, it's very hard 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.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a sensible asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very beneficial negotiating tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Call attention to any problems and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help prevent the chances of unrevealed problems that cause sales to fall through

It can be surprising to people to discover the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So by taking the first step and spending a little on a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they originally thought. Others have an an inflated impression of the value of their home, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than waiting on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Get a professional value opinion before listing

You might have an extremely experienced agent but it's in your best interest to have an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Columbia Realty Advisors comes in. An appraisal can be indispensable in this scenario. You and agent will get a complete breakdown of the unique features of your property which will give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a detailed analysis of recent comparable properties in the area.

Consulting services for MD Sellers: Have a local expert at your disposal

Don't need a full appraisal but are looking for information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you'd still like assistance collecting local property and sales data. We can provide assistance for your real estate quandaries with services especially tailored for customers with your real estate needs.

If your wondering what you can expect from when ordering an appraisal just take a look....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our clients We'll be delighted to provide suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Swift turnaround time: Normally in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide a variety of types of reports, and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Quick reply to follow-up questions: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion regarding your appraisal, once you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!