Getting an appraisal from Frederick & Company before putting your Allegheny County home on the market saves you time and money.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is a must. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays you in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to understand their local real estate market.

While important, an appraisal is not about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on the true market value of your home.

Contact us for information regarding services specialized for home sellers.

For Sale By Owner?

Quite a few PA homeowners are deciding 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 to get the most you can, you need a skilled appraiser. The best thing to have is 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.

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

  • Give you an advantage while negotiating once you have 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 last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Decrease the chances of unidentified problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

People are surprised when they find out their home's value is higher than they originally thought. So spending a little on an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an inflated assessment when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it 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 rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Monroeville

You might have a highly talented agent but it's in your best interest to have an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Frederick & Company comes in. An appraisal can be indispensable in a scenario like this. It will give both you and your agent a complete description of your property and its features which will give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a record of recent comparable properties in the area.

Frederick & Company also are available for general consulting

Not sure if you need an entire appraisal but would like some information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you'd still like some help collecting local sales and property data. We offer services tailored for the needs of clients like you to help with your real estate decisions.

If your curious what you'll be getting from 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 prompt response: We will give you personalized information for your individual appraisal need. Just explain your situation and we will make suggestions.
  • Quick turnaround time: Typically 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: We've done lots of assignments, and we understand that practice of real estateappraising it's naive to think there's a typical or standard, "cookie cutter" report. We offer a variety of types of reports, and have know how at providing appraisals to clients without a lot of industry jargon in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Prompt reply to follow-up questions: When we write reports, we make sure they are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions about your appraisal, once you've read the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!