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

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to understand real estate market forces.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you have invested in your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for details regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

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

More and more CA homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and for the best price, what you need is a qualified appraiser. It can be very difficult to get 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.

In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very useful negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Call attention to any problems and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Prevent the odds of hidden problems that cause sales to backslide

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So by taking the first step and spending a little on an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they originally expected. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated opinion when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than gathering dust on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

Even if you're working with the most experienced agent, it's definitely a good idea to have an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Collard Appraisal Group comes in. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in a scenario like this. It will give both you and your agent a detailed breakdown of the unique features of your property and give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a detailed analysis of the latest comparable properties in the area.

We also offer general consulting

Have you decided against a full appraisal but are looking for information about the real estate market in your area? You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you'd still like some help analyzing local property and sales data. We have services tailored especially for consumers like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

When you order an appraisal report through , expect the following....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We will provide you with information tailored for your individual appraisal need. Just let us know your situation and offer you suggestions.
  • Quick turnarounds for appraisals: Usually in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've done lots of assignments, and we've learned that whether it's real estateconsulting and appraising there is no typical or standard, "cookie cutter" report. We offer quite a few different of report types, and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to consumers without a lot 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 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. If you have any confusion regarding your appraisal, after you've read the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!