Getting an appraisal from Andel Appraisals before putting your Arlington Heights home on the market saves you time and money.

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it's worth the money 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 get a handle on real estate market forces.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Instead, the appraisal measures the true market value of your home.

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

Appraisals are valuable tools for families selling without an agent

An increasing amount of IL homeowners are deciding 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, quickly and to get the most you can, what you need is a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very hard to take an objective look at 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 realistic selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Allow you to have the edge while negotiating when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Lower the possibility of hidden problems that cause sales to fall through

Folks are sometimes surprised to discover their home's value is more than they originally believed. So by taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they originally expected. Others have an an exaggerated assessment when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a professional value opinion before listing

Even if you have with an extremely talented agent, it's definitely a good idea to get an unbiased second opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Andel Appraisals comes in. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a definitive summarizing of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the latest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Consulting services for Cook County Sellers: Put a local expert at your disposal

Don't need a full appraisal but are looking for information about how real estate is doing in your area? You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want assistance gathering local property and sales data. We have services designed for the needs of clients like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

Here's what to expect when you order an appraisal from us....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We personalize information to the needs of our clients We'll be delighted to offer suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Fast turnaround time: Typically one week or less from the date the request is received, we can have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats to suit YOUR needs: We've preformed a large amount of assignments, and we understand that in the business of real estateappraising it's naive to think there's a typical or standard, "cookie cutter" assignment. We offer a lot of different of report types, and have a lot of experience at providing appraisals to consumers sans the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick follow-up from Andel Appraisals: Documents we deliver are written in plain English, simple to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries dealing your appraisal, once you've read the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!