Selling with a Realtor: Sellers will often engage the services of a professional realtor to assist with selling a home. Whether you hire a realtor or decide to list your home for-sale-by-owner, it is in your interest to obtain an appraisal.
If you decide to hire a realtor to sell your home, there are some services that a realtor typically will not provide or is not able to provide. Obtaining an accurate measurement with regards to the square footage of your home is vital since many homes are evaluated on a “per square foot” basis. Our appraisers use the most current technology (such as lasers and digital recording devices) to ensure the highest accuracy in measurement. If your home has extraordinary features such as solar panels or a swimming pool, the value these items provide differ from one neighborhood to the next. An appraisal can show how much buyers in your specific market are willing to pay for these types of features. If your realtor is unable to provide these services, it may be to your benefit to ask them to cover the cost of obtaining an appraisal.
Selling FSBO (For Sale By Owner): There are many services available today that aid homeowners in selling their homes. This can save sellers a lot of money in fees they would have to pay toward realtor commissions. With that being said, if we can offer you no other professional advice, we cannot be adamant enough that all FSBO sellers should obtain an appraisal. Obtaining an appraisal will save you time and money.
Knowing the exact square footage of your home and knowing the precise dollar amount per square foot that homes sell for in your neighborhood can result in significantly higher profits than if you simply ask your neighbor what their home sold for and assume that your home is worth the same amount.
Let our qualified appraisers assist you to ensure you maximize the profit from the sell of your home.