Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Frederick & Company will ensure you get it right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is a must. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays you in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to understand the nuances of 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, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on your home's market value.

Contact us for details regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Appraisals are valuable tools for families selling without an agent

More and more PA homeowners are making the decision 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, you need a professional appraisal. You need objective opinions, it can be 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.

In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very useful bargaining tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Alert you of problems and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Prevent the possibility of unidentified problems that cause sales to backslide

People are surprised to discover their home's value is quite a bit more than they thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to receive several thousand more than they originally expected. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated assessment when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a professional value opinion before listing

You may have a very skilled agent but it's in your best interest to have an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Frederick & Company comes in. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in a scenario like this. It will give both you and your agent a comprehensive breakdown of your property and its features and give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a record of the latest comparable properties in the area.

We also offer general consulting

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but are looking for information about how real estate is doing in your area? If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you require assistance collecting local sales and property data. We have services tailored for the needs of customers like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

Here's what to expect when you order an appraisal through us....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We will provide you with personalized information for your individual appraisal need. Just tell us your situation and offer you suggestions.
  • Swift turnarounds for appraisals: Normally one week or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: We've done a lot of assignments, and we've learned that when providing real estateconsulting and appraising it's naive to think there's a typical or standard, "cookie cutter" assignment. We provide many different of types of reports, and have a lot of experience at providing appraisals to consumers without so much of industry jargon 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 create reports, we make sure they are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries regarding your appraisal, once you've read through the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!