Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Compass Appraisal Management will ensure you get it right.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to understand the nuances of real estate market forces.

We are not talking about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market.

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

Appraisals are valuable tools for families selling without an agent

An increasing amount of CA 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, with minimal waiting and for top dollar, what you need is a skilled appraiser. It can be very difficult to get 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 tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

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

  • Be a very beneficial bargaining tool once you have 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 overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Decrease the odds of hidden problems that cause sales to flop

Folks are sometimes surprised to discover their home's value is much more than they thought. So investing in an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they originally expected. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated opinion of their home's value, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to set a more reasonable 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

Pre-listing appraisals in Orange County

Even if you're working with a very skilled agent, it's definitely a good idea to get an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Compass Appraisal Management comes in. An appraisal can be invaluable in this scenario. It will give both you and your agent a comprehensive description for the unique features of your property which will give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a detailed analysis of the latest comparable properties in the area.

Compass Appraisal Management also offer general consulting

Not sure if you need a full appraisal but still need some information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you require some help collecting local property and sales data. We can help solve your real estate decisions with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

This is a little bit of what you can expect when you order an appraisal through us....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a fast response: We tailor information to the needs of our clients We'll be more then happy to give you suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Fast turnarounds for appraisals: Normally one week or less from the date we receive the request, you'll 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 types of reports, and are experienced at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Prompt reply to follow-up questions: Reports we write are clearly written, 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 questions about your appraisal, once you've read the report, just give us a call or email us!