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

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to get a handle on local real estate values.

While important, an appraisal is not about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, an appraisal assesses the true market value of your home.

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

Going to sell your home yourself?

An increasing amount of IL 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 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 can be very hard 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 asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very beneficial negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Make you aware of issues and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help decrease the odds of unrevealed problems that cause sales to flop

It can be surprising to people to discover their home's value is higher than they originally thought. So spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they expected they would get. Others have an an overestimated impression of their home's value, 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 waiting on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Cook County

You might have a highly talented agent but it's definitely a good idea to get an unbiased second opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. Let Accredited Appraisals help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate summarizing of your home's features and a detailed breakdown of the newest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

A resource for for local real estate knowledge

Not sure if you need an entire appraisal but still need some information about the health of your area's real estate? You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you need some help collecting local property and sales data. We can provide assistance for your real estate concerns with services especially tailored for consumers with your real estate needs.

When you order an appraisal report through , you can expect....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We tailor information to the needs of our customers Just let us know your situation and provide suggestions.
  • Swift turnaround time: Typically in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, 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 provide quite a few different of types of reports, and have know how at providing appraisals to clients minus the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick follow-up from Accredited Appraisals: When we create reports, we make sure they are clearly written, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion regarding your appraisal, after you've read the report, we encourage you to email or call us!