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Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Accredited Appraisals will ensure you get it right.

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to understand local real estate values.

This isn't a discussion of how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Instead, the appraisal measures your home's market value.

Contact us for any questions regarding services specialized for home sellers.

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

An increasing amount of IL homeowners are making the decision to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, with minimal waiting and for top dollar, you need a skilled appraiser. 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.

In addition to helping you set a astute selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very beneficial bargaining tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Call attention to any issues and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help decrease the possibility of unknown problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out that the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So investing in an appraisal allowed them to receive several thousand more than they expected they would get. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated assessment of their home's value, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Cook County

Even if you're working with an extremely talented agent, it's definitely a good idea to have of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Accredited Appraisals comes in. An appraisal can be indispensable in a scenario like this. It will give both you and your agent a complete breakdown of your property and its features and give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a record of recent comparable properties in the area.

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

Have you decided against a full appraisal but are looking for information about how real estate is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you'd still like some help analyzing local sales and property data. We can help solve your real estate decisions with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

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

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a fast response: We personalize information to the needs of our clients Just tell us your situation and we will make suggestions.
  • Quick turnaround time: Normally in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide a variety of types of reports, and are experts 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 fast follow-up from Accredited Appraisals: Documents we deliver are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion about your appraisal, once you've read through the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!