Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Andel Appraisals will ensure you get it right.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's practically impossible for them to fully grasp real estate market forces.

We are not talking about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Instead, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market.

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

For Sale By Owner?

An increasing amount of Illinois homeowners are making the decision to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and for top dollar, you need a professional appraisal. You need objective opinions, and we understand that it's 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.

In addition to helping you set a sensible selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Call attention to any problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Prevent the possibility of unrevealed problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

It can be surprising to people when they find out that the value of their home is much more than they thought. So by taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they originally expected. Others have an an overestimated assessment when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable 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, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

We also help agents price homes in Cook County

You may have an extremely experienced agent but it's in your best interest to have an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Andel Appraisals comes in. An appraisal can be indispensable in this scenario. You and agent will get a detailed 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.

Andel Appraisals also are available for general consulting

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but still need some information about the health of your area's real estate? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you need assistance collecting local sales and property data. We can help solve your real estate dilemmas with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

This is a little bit of what you can expect when you order an appraisal from ....

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our clients We'll be thrilled to give you suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Fast turnaround time: Normally one week or less from the date we receive the request, you'll 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 offer quite a few different of types of reports, and are well seasoned at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a fast follow-up from Andel Appraisals: When we write reports, we make sure they are clearly written, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. If you have any questions dealing your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!