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, an appraisal is a must. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to understand local real estate values.

We are not talking about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, an appraisal assesses your home's market value.

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

Need help setting a price when selling yourself?

Quite a few Illinois homeowners are choosing 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, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, you need a professional appraisal. You need objective opinions, we're human too, we understand its difficult difficult 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 asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while bargaining while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Alert you of problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Prevent the odds of unknown problems that cause sales to flop

It can be surprising to people when they find out that their home's value is much more than they thought. So by taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they expected they would get. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated impression when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of waiting on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

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 of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. Andel Appraisals can help. An appraisal can be indispensable in this scenario. It will give both you and your agent a comprehensive description for your property and its features which will give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a record of the latest comparable properties in the area.

Sometimes it's useful to have a general resource for local real estate knowledge

Not wanting to get an entire appraisal but are looking for information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you'd still like some help collecting local property and sales data. We can help solve your real estate quandaries with services especially designed for customers with your real estate needs.

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

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We will provide you with personalized information for your individual appraisal need. Just explain your situation and we will make suggestions.
  • Swift turnarounds on appraisals: Typically one week or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide a variety of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers sans the so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick follow-up from Andel Appraisals: When we create reports, we make sure they are written in plain English, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion regarding your appraisal, once you've read through the report, we suggest that you email or call us!