Getting an appraisal from AnDel Appraisals before putting your Cook County home on the market saves you time and money.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like an appraiser, it's difficult 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 need to get for it. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on your home's market value.

Contact us for information regarding the specific services for home sellers we offer.

Going to sell your home yourself?

More and more Illinois homeowners are making the decision to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But to do it right, quickly and for top dollar, what you need is a expert 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 explain to you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a sensible selling price to attract more potential 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 the condition of your home inside and out
  • Call attention to any problems and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Prevent the possibility of hidden problems that cause sales to fall through

People are surprised when they find out that the value of their home is a great deal more than they thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they originally expected. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated opinion of the value of their home, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than waiting on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Cook County

Even if you're working with a very skillful agent, it's definitely a good idea to have an unbiased second opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. AnDel Appraisals can help. An appraisal can be invaluable in a scenario like this. You and agent will get a comprehensive description for your property and its features and give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a detailed analysis of recent comparable properties in the area.

We also are available for general consulting

Don't need a full appraisal but would like some information about the real estate market in your area? If you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want assistance gathering local sales and property data. We offer services tailored for the needs of clients like you to help with your real estate decisions.

When you order an appraisal report from us, you can expect....

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our clients Just explain your situation and offer you suggestions.
  • Fast turnarounds on appraisals: Usually one week or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've preformed a lot of assignments, and we've learned that whether it's real estateconsulting and appraising there isn't a typical or standard, "generic" assignment. We offer a lot of different of report types, and are experts 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.
  • Prompt response to follow-up questions: Reports we create are clearly written, easy to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion dealing your appraisal, once you've read the report, we suggest that you email or call us!