Selling your home in or near Allegheny County? Contact Frederick & Company and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is a must. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like an appraiser, it's practically impossible for them to get a handle on local real estate values.

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 how much your home will bring on the open market.

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

Selling on your own?

An increasing amount of PA homeowners are choosing 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 to get the most you can, what you need is a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, and we understand that it's difficult to be objective about your 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 astute selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Allow you to have the edge while bargaining while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Alert you of problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Lower the possibility of unknown problems that cause sales to fall through

People are surprised to discover their home's value 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 could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have 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 realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of waiting 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

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

Even if you're working with the most experienced agent, it's in your best interest to have of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Frederick & Company comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a precise description of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the newest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Frederick & Company also provide general consulting

Not sure if you need a full appraisal but are looking for information about how real estate is doing in your area? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you require assistance collecting local property and sales data. We can be a resource for your real estate quandaries with services especially designed for consumers with your real estate needs.

When you order an appraisal report through us, expect the following....

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our customers We'll be more then happy to provide suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Swift turnaround time: Normally in a weeks time 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 formats that suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide a variety of report types, and are skilled at providing appraisals to clients sans the so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a fast follow-up from Frederick & Company: When we write reports, we make sure they are clearly written, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion regarding your appraisal, once you've read the report, just give us a call or email us!