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

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is a must. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to get a handle on their local real estate market.

This isn't a discussion of how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, an appraisal assesses how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for details regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Appraisals are valuable tools for homeowners selling without an agent

Quite a few IL homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, what you need is a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get 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 tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

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

  • Be a very useful negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Alert you of issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Prevent the odds of unknown problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

Folks are sometimes surprised to discover their home's value is more than they originally believed. So spending a little on a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an overestimated assessment of the value of their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Arlington Heights

You might have a highly skillful agent but it's definitely a good idea to have an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Andel Appraisals comes in. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a definitive description of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the most recent and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

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

Not sure if you 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 require some help analyzing local property and sales data. We can be a resource for your real estate concerns with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

After you order an appraisal report from , expect the following....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We will provide you with information tailored for your individual appraisal need. We'll be delighted to offer suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Swift 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.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've preformed quite a few of assignments, and we understand that when it comes real estateappraising there is no typical or standard, "cookie cutter" assignment. We offer a lot of different of report types, and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to consumers without so much of industry jargon 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 write are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion dealing your appraisal, after you've read the report, we suggest that you email or call us!