Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from Forward Appraisals.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's practically impossible for them to fully grasp real estate market forces.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Rather, an appraisal assesses the true market value of your home.

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Appraisals are valuable tools for homeowners selling without an agent

Quite a few 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, quickly and for the best price, you need a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very 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 can getting a professional appraisal help you set a realistic selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while negotiating while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Alert you of problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Lower the possibility of unknown problems that cause sales to flop

People are surprised to discover their home's value is higher than they originally thought. So by taking the first step and investing in an appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they thought they would get. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated opinion of their home's value, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of sitting on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

Even if you have with the most experienced agent, it's definitely a good idea to have an unbiased second opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. Let Forward Appraisals help. An appraisal can be invaluable in a scenario like this. You and agent will get a detailed breakdown for your property and its features and give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a detailed analysis of recent comparable properties in the area.

Sometimes it's useful to have a general resource for local real estate knowledge

Have you decided against an entire appraisal but would like some information about the real estate market in your area? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you'd still like some help collecting local property and sales data. We offer services tailored for the needs of clients like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

When you order an appraisal report from , expect the following....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our clients We'll be thrilled to offer suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Swift turnarounds for appraisals: Usually in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats to suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide a variety of types of reports, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers without so much of industry jargon in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Prompt reply to follow-up questions: Reports we write are written in plain English, simple to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any inquiries regarding your appraisal, once you've read through the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!