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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 planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is a must. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to understand their local real estate market.

We are not talking about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want for it. Instead, the appraisal measures your home's market value.

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

For Sale By Owner?

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 for top dollar, you need a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, and we understand that it's hard to take an objective look at 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 while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Decrease the chances of unidentified problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

People are surprised when they find out that their home's value is a great deal more than they thought. So investing in an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they originally thought. Others have an an inflated impression when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

We also help agents price homes in Cook County

Even if you have with a very skillful agent, it's in your best interest to have an unbiased second opinion of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. Let Accredited Appraisals help. An appraisal can be invaluable in this scenario. It will give both you and your agent a detailed breakdown for the unique features of your property and give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a record of recent comparable properties in the area.

Accredited Appraisals also offer general consulting

Not sure if you need a full appraisal but would like some information about the health of your area's real estate? If you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want assistance collecting local property and sales data. We can be a resource for your real estate decisions with services especially designed for customers with your real estate needs.

This is a little bit of what to expect when you place an order for an appraisal through us....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We will provide you with information tailored for your individual appraisal need. Just let us know your situation and offer you suggestions.
  • Quick turnarounds on appraisals: Typically one week or less from the date the request is received, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: We've worked on lots of assignments, and we understand that when it comes real estateappraising it's naive to think there's a typical or standard, "generic" assignment. We offer quite a few different of report types, and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to clients 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 fast follow-up from Accredited Appraisals: When we create reports, we make sure they are written in plain English, simple to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries regarding your appraisal, after you've read the report, we suggest that you email or call us!