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Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Frederick & Company will ensure you get it right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is absolutely necessary. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to understand the nuances of their local real estate market.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want for it. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for information regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Selling on your own?

An increasing amount of PA homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But to do it right, quickly and for the best price, what you need is a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very hard to take an objective look at 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 astute asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very beneficial bargaining tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Call attention to any problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Lower the odds of unidentified problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

Folks are sometimes surprised to discover the value of their home is higher than they originally thought. So investing in an appraisal allowed them to receive thousands more than they thought they would get. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated opinion of the value of their home, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts 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 Pittsburgh

Even if you have with an extremely talented agent, it's in your best interest to get of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Frederick & Company comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a definitive writeup of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

We also provide general consulting

Have you decided against a full appraisal but still need some information about how real estate is doing in your area? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you need assistance analyzing local sales and property data. We can help solve your real estate dilemmas with services especially designed for clients with your real estate needs.

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

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We will give you personalized information for your individual appraisal need. Just explain your situation and we will make suggestions.
  • Fast turnarounds on appraisals: Usually one week or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: We've preformed quite a few of assignments, and we've learned that in the art of real estateappraising there is no typical or standard, "cookie cutter" assignment. We provide many different of types of reports, and have know how 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.
  • Quick response to follow-up questions: When we create reports, we make sure they are clearly written, easy to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any questions about your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we suggest that you email or call us!