Getting an appraisal from Appraisal Associates of Lancaster, Inc. before putting your Lancaster County home on the market saves you time and money.Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an 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 an appraiser, it's difficult for them to fully grasp their local real estate market.
It's tempting to want to base your home's value on how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want for it. Rather, an appraisal assesses how much your home will bring on the open market. Something is only worth the price another person is offering to pay.
Selling on your own?An increasing amount of Pennsylvania homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, with minimal waiting and for the best price, you need a expert appraiser. The best thing to have is an objective opinion, we're human too, we understand its difficult difficult to be objective about your 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 sound asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:
We also help agents price homes in Lancaster CountyYou may have a very experienced agent, but it's in your best interest to get an analysis of value prior to signing a listing agreement. Appraisal Associates of Lancaster, Inc. can help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a definitive description 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.
Appraisal Associates of Lancaster, Inc. is available for general consultingIf you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you require some help collecting local property and sales data, we can be a resource for your real estate concerns with services especially tailored for customers with your real estate needs.
When you order an appraisal report through Appraisal Associates of Lancaster, Inc., expect the following....