An increasing amount of Illinois homeowners are deciding 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, quickly and for top dollar, you need a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get an objective opinion, and we understand that it can be very 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 realistic selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
People are surprised when they find out that their home's value is more than they originally believed. So investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to receive thousands more than they originally expected. Others have an an inflated opinion of their home's value, and an appraisal gave them the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price for their home - allowing them to quickly sell it - 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.
If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. Don't think of an appraisal as purely an expense; it's worth every penny in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to get a handle on 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 out of it. You see, the appraisal measures your home's market value. Once you break it all down, at the end of the day, your house is only going to sell for the price another person is willing to pay.