Putting a house on the market in or near Allegheny County? Contact Frederick & Company and make sure you're setting the price right.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in a professional appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to understand local real estate values.

This isn't a discussion of the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Instead, an appraisal assesses your home's market value.

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

Appraisals are valuable tools for people selling without an agent

More and more PA 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, with minimal waiting and for the best price, what you need is a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, we're human too, we understand its difficult hard 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 realistic asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very useful bargaining tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Call attention to any problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Prevent the chances of unidentified problems that cause sales to fall through

It can be surprising to people when they find out their home's value is quite a bit more than they thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they expected they would get. Others have an an overestimated assessment when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of sitting on the market for months. Selling too high 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

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

You might have a very skilled agent but it's definitely a good idea to have an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. Frederick & Company can help. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the newest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

A resource for for local real estate knowledge

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but still need some information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you'd still like assistance gathering local property and sales data. We have services designed especially for customers like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

After you order an appraisal report through us, you can expect....

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We will give you personalized information for your particular appraisal need. Just explain your situation and we will make suggestions.
  • Swift turnarounds for appraisals: Normally one week or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer many different of report types, and have an abundance of experience 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.
  • Fast reply to follow-up questions: Reports we create are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries dealing your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we suggest that you email or call us!