Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Mike's Appraisals will ensure you get it right.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in a professional appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to fully grasp local real estate values.

While important, an appraisal is not about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want for it. Instead, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on the true market value of your home.

Contact us for information regarding services specialized for home sellers.

For Sale By Owner?

More and more CA 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 to get the most you can, you need a qualified appraiser. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, it's very hard to take an objective look at own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will inform you of what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while bargaining once you have a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Decrease the possibility of hidden problems that cause sales to fall through

It can be surprising to people when they find out their home's value is more than they originally believed. So investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they originally thought. Others have an an overestimated impression of their home's value, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of waiting on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

Even if you have with the most experienced agent, it's in your best interest to get an unbiased second opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. Mike's Appraisals can help. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a definitive writeup of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the newest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Consulting services for CA Sellers: Have a local expert at your disposal

Not sure if you need an entire appraisal but are looking for information about how real estate is doing in your area? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you need some help gathering local sales and property data. We can be a resource for your real estate dilemmas with services especially tailored for consumers with your real estate needs.

After you order an appraisal report from , you can expect....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a fast response: We will provide you with personalized information for your individual appraisal need. Just let us know your situation and offer you suggestions.
  • Swift turnarounds on appraisals: Typically one week 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 arrangements to suit YOUR needs: We've worked on a lot of assignments, and we've learned that when providing real estateconsulting and appraising there isn't a typical or standard, "boiler place" assignment. We offer quite a few different of types of reports, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers without a lot of industry jargon so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Fast to follow-up questions: When we create reports, we make sure they 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 inquiries about your appraisal, once you've read through the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!