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Selling your home in or near Cook County? Contact Accredited Appraisals and make sure you're setting the price 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's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to get a handle on their local real estate market.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Instead, an appraisal assesses how much your home will bring on the open market.

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

Need help setting a price when selling 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 if you're going to do it right, with minimal waiting and for top dollar, you need a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, we're human too, we understand its difficult 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:

  • Allow you to have the edge while bargaining when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Alert you of issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help lower the odds of unknown problems that cause sales to flop

People are surprised when they find out that the value of their home is quite a bit more than they thought. So by taking the first step and investing in an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they thought they would get. Others have an an exaggerated assessment of the value of their home, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of waiting on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Cook County

Even if you have with an extremely talented agent, it's definitely a good idea to get of value prior to signing a listing agreement. Let Accredited Appraisals help. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a definitive description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the newest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Serving IL with unmatched real estate consulting services

Not wanting to get an entire appraisal but are looking for information about how real estate is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you need some help gathering local sales and property data. We can provide assistance for your real estate concerns with services especially tailored for customers with your real estate needs.

If your wondering what you'll be getting from us when you order an appraisal just take a look....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a fast response: We will provide you with information tailored for your particular appraisal need. We'll be delighted to provide suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Swift turnaround time: Normally 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.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: We've done a lot of assignments, and we've learned that in the business of real estateappraising it's naive to think there's a typical or standard, "generic" assignment. We offer a variety of report types, and have a lot of experience at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum 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, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion dealing your appraisal, once you've read the report, just give us a call or email us!