Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Collard Appraisal Group will ensure you get it right.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to understand the nuances of their local real estate market.

This isn't a discussion of 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 our specialized services for home sellers.

Appraisals are valuable tools for people selling without an agent

Quite a few CA 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 to get the most you can, you need a professional appraisal. You need objective opinions, it's 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.

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

  • Be a very beneficial bargaining tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Alert you of issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help lower the possibility of unrevealed problems that cause sales to backslide

People are surprised when they find out their home's value is more than they originally believed. So spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they originally expected. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated opinion 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 Los Angeles County

Even if you're working with a very skillful agent, it's definitely a good idea to get of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Collard Appraisal Group comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a definitive description of your home's features and a detailed breakdown of the newest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

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

Have you decided against 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 still want assistance analyzing local sales and property data. We have services tailored especially for clients like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

This is a little bit of what you can expect when you place an order for an appraisal from ....

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We will provide you with personalized information for your particular appraisal need. We'll be thrilled to provide suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Quick turnaround time: Typically one week or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer a variety of types of reports, and are well seasoned at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum 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 Collard Appraisal Group: When we create reports, we make sure they are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any inquiries dealing your appraisal, after you've read the report, we encourage you to email or call us!