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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's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to understand their local real estate market.

We are not talking about how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, the appraisal measures your home's market value.

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

Selling yourself instead of using a real estate agent and need help with pricing?

More and more PA homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But to do it right, quickly and to get the most you can, what you need is a qualified appraiser. The best thing to have is objective opinions, and we understand that it's difficult to take an objective look at own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

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

  • Be a very useful bargaining tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Alert you of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help prevent the odds of unknown problems that cause sales to fall through

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out that the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So by taking the first step and spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they originally thought. Others have an an exaggerated assessment of the value of their home, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts 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 an extremely talented agent, it's in your best interest to get an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Frederick & Company comes in. An appraisal can be indispensable in this scenario. It will give both you and your agent a complete breakdown of the unique features of your property and give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a record of the latest comparable properties in the area.

Serving PA with the highest quality real estate consulting services

Have you decided against a full appraisal but would like some information about the health of your area's real estate? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want some help collecting local sales and property data. We have services tailored for the needs of consumers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

After you order an appraisal report from us, expect the following....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a immediate response: We personalize information to the needs of our customers Just explain your situation and give you suggestions.
  • Fast turnarounds on appraisals: Normally in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats to suit YOUR needs: We've done quite a few of assignments, and we've learned that when it comes real estateappraising there isn't a typical or standard, "boiler place" assignment. We offer quite a few different of types of reports, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Fast response 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 confusion dealing your appraisal, once you've read the report, we suggest that you email or call us!