Putting a house on the market in or near Marion County? Contact O'Brist Appraisal, Inc. and make sure you're setting the price right.
If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is absolutely necessary. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to get a handle on real estate market forces.
This isn't a discussion of how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Rather, an appraisal assesses your home's market value.
Contact us for details regarding services specialized for home sellers.
Need help setting a price when selling yourself?
Quite a few IL homeowners are making the decision 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, you need a expert appraiser. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, and we understand that it's 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.
Not only can getting a professional appraisal help you set a realistic asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:
People are surprised when they find out that their home's value is higher than they first thought. So by taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated impression when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to 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, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done
Pre-listing appraisals in Marion County
You might have an extremely experienced agent but it's in your best interest to have an unbiased second opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. Let O'Brist Appraisal, Inc. help. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate writeup of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the latest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".
We also offer general consulting
Not sure if you need an entire appraisal but would like some information about the real estate market in your area? If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you'd still like some help gathering local sales and property data. We can provide assistance for your real estate dilemmas with services especially designed for consumers with your real estate needs.
After you order an appraisal report from us, expect the following....