Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Davis Appraisals (434) 384-7288 will ensure you get it right.

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. Don't think of an appraisal as purely an expense; it pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to get a handle on local real estate values.

It's tempting to want to base your home's value on how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. You see, an appraisal assesses 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 going to give you.

Contact us for details regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Appraisals are valuable tools for homeowners selling without an agent

More and more Virginia homeowners are deciding 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 to get the most you can, what you need is a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get an objective opinion, 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 explain to 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 selling 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
  • Call attention to any problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Lower the odds of unrevealed problems that cause sales to fall through
It can be surprising to people when they find out that their home's value is more than they originally believed. So spending a little on an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they originally expected. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated opinion of the value of their home, and an appraisal helped them to to set a more reasonable price for their home - allowing them to quickly sell it - instead of waiting on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting your valuable time and draining your resources while your home sits on the market.

Get a professional value opinion before listing

You may have an extremely experienced agent, but it's definitely a good idea to get an unbiased second opinion of your home's value before signing a listing agreement. Let Davis Appraisals (434) 384-7288 help. An appraisal can be invaluable in this scenario. You and your agent will get a comprehensive description for the unique features of your property and give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a record of the latest comparable properties in the area.

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

You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want some help analyzing local property and sales data. We offer services designed for the needs of clients like you to help with your real estate decisions.

If you're wondering what you can expect from Davis Appraisals (434) 384-7288 when you order an appraisal just take a look....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a fast response: We will provide you with information tailored for your individual appraisal need. Just explain your situation, and we will offer you suggestions.
  • Swift turnaround time: Typically in a week's time or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a PDF ready for you to download from our site or in your e-mail.
  • Consulting and appraisal report presentations that suit YOUR needs: We've worked on a large amount of assignments, and we understand that when it comes to real estate consulting and appraising, there is no typical or standard "boiler place" report. We offer quite a few different types of reports and have know how at providing appraisals to clients minus the industry jargon and in an easy to read format with the general public in mind.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a fast response from Davis Appraisals (434) 384-7288: Reports we write are clearly written, 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 questions regarding your appraisal after you've read the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!