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Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from Accredited Appraisals.

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 a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's practically impossible for them to understand their local real estate market.

This isn't a discussion of how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, an appraisal assesses your home's market value.

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

Going to sell your home yourself?

An increasing amount of IL homeowners are deciding 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, quickly and to get the most you can, you need a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, it's very hard to take an objective look at own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will explain to you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a sensible asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Allow you to have the edge while bargaining once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Make you aware of issues and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help prevent the odds of unknown problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out the value of their home is higher than they first thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they originally expected. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated assessment of their home's value, and an appraisal helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of sitting on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a professional value opinion before listing

You may have a highly experienced agent but it's definitely a good idea to have an unbiased second opinion 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 description for the unique features of your property and give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a record of recent comparable properties in the area.

Sometimes it's useful to have a general resource for local real estate knowledge

Have you decided against an entire 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 still want assistance analyzing local sales and property data. We can help solve your real estate concerns with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

If your curious what you'll be getting from when ordering an appraisal just take a look....

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our customers We'll be thrilled to give you suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Swift turnarounds for appraisals: Normally one week or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer a variety of report types, and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to clients sans the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Fast to follow-up questions: When we create reports, we make sure they are clearly written, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions dealing your appraisal, after you've read the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!