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

If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is a must. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; 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 understand their local real estate market.

We are not talking about how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, the appraisal measures the true market value of your home.

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

Selling yourself instead of using a real estate agent and need help with pricing?

An increasing amount of 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 to do it right, quickly and for top dollar, you need a skilled appraiser. The best thing to have is 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.

Not only can getting a professional appraisal help you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very beneficial negotiating tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Call attention to any problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help decrease the chances of unidentified problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

People are surprised to discover the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an overestimated opinion of their home's value, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Pre-listing appraisals in Cook County

Even if you're working with a very skilled agent, it's definitely a good idea to have an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. Andel Appraisals can help. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a definitive summarizing of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

We also offer general consulting

Not wanting to get an entire 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 need some help gathering local property and sales data. We offer services designed especially for clients like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

Here's what to expect when you place an order for an appraisal through ....

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our clients Just tell us your situation and we will make suggestions.
  • Fast turnarounds for appraisals: Typically in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide quite a few different of report types, and are experienced 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.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick follow-up from Andel Appraisals: Reports we create are written in plain English, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion regarding your appraisal, once you've read through the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!