Putting a house on the market in or near Oakland County? Contact Blake Appraisal Corp. and make sure you're setting the price right.Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. Don't think of an appraisal as purely an expense; it pays you in the long run! Unless the homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to fully grasp real estate market forces.
You, as a homeowner, might be thinking about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, the appraisal measures the true market value of your home. Once you break it all down, at the end of the day, your house is only going to sell for what another person is going to give you.
Selling on your own?More and more Michigan homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But if you're going 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 an objective opinion, we're human too, we understand its difficult hard 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.
Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a sound asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:
Folks are sometimes surprised to discover the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they originally expected. Alternatively, some people have an inflated impression of their home's value, and an appraisal helped them to to set a more reasonable price for their home in order for it to sell quickly - instead of waiting on the market for months. Asking too much for a home causes buyers to back off, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.
You can also significantly increase the "Wow" factor of your home by engaging a Home Staging service prior to listing your property for sale. A quality Stager will be able to present your home in the best possible light for prospective buyers. Typically, homes that are professionally Staged sell quicker and for greater amounts. For further information on home Staging services, click on the following link:
We also help agents price homes in Oakland CountyEven if you have a very skilled agent, it's definitely a good idea to have an analysis of your home's value before finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Blake Appraisal Corp. comes in. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in this scenario. You and your agent will get a comprehensive description for the unique features of your property which will give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a detailed analysis of recent comparable properties in the area.
Blake Appraisal Corp. is available for general consultingDon't need a full appraisal but still need some information about how Oakland real estate is doing in your area? We can be a resource for your real estate concerns with services especially designed for customers with your real estate needs.
After you order an appraisal report through us, expect the following....
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