Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Wickwire Appraisals Inc will ensure you get it right.

If you're planning on putting your house on the market soon, a professional appraisal is a step in the right direction. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's practically impossible for them to fully grasp local real estate values.

You, as a homeowner, might be thinking about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want for it. Rather, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market. Once you break it all down, at the end of the day, your house is only worth the price another person is offering to pay.

Contact me for any questions regarding my specialized services for home sellers.

Need help setting a price when selling yourself?

More and more homeowners are making the decision 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 for top dollar, you need a expert appraiser. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, and I understand that it can be very difficult to take an objective look at your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. I will inform you of what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a astute asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Be a very beneficial negotiating tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Make you aware of problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Lower the chances of hidden problems that cause sales to deteriorate

People are surprised when they find out that their home's value is higher than they originally thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to receive thousands more than they thought they would get. Alternatively, some people have an inflated impression when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of waiting on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting your valuable time and draining your resources while your house waits for a buyer.  also help agents price homes. Even if you have with an extremely talented agent, it's definitely a good idea to have an unbiased second opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. Wickwire Appraisals Inc can help. I can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a definitive summarizing of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the the latest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry. 

I am also are available for general consulting You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want assistance analyzing local sales and property data. I can help solve your real estate quandaries with services especially designed for customers with your real estate needs.

If your wondering what you'll be getting from me when you order an appraisal just take a look....

  • I take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP:  I will give you personalized information for your individual appraisal need. I'll be thrilled to give you suggestions - just tell me what your situation is.
  • Quick turnaround time: Normally in a week's time or less from the date I receive the request, I can have a PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." I provide quite a few different of report types, and have an abundance of experience 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.
  • Fast to follow-up questions: My reports 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 confusion regarding your appraisal once you've read the report, I suggest that you simply email or call me!