Selling your home in or near Cook County? Contact Andel Appraisals and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is absolutely necessary. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to understand their local real estate market.

We are not talking about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Instead, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for details regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Selling on your own?

An increasing amount of IL homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help 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 professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, we're human too, we understand its difficult difficult 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.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a realistic selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Allow you to have the edge while bargaining while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Call attention to any problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help prevent the odds of unrevealed problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out their home's value is higher than they originally thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to receive thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated impression when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than 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 professional value opinion before listing

You might have an extremely skillful agent but it's in your best interest to have of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Andel Appraisals comes in. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in a scenario like this. You and agent will get a detailed description of your property and its features which will give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a detailed analysis of the latest comparable properties in the area.

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

Not sure if you need an entire appraisal but are looking for information about the real estate market in your area? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want some help gathering local sales and property data. We offer services tailored for the needs of consumers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

This is a little bit of what you can expect when you place an order for an appraisal through us....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a immediate response: We will give you information tailored for your individual appraisal need. We'll be more then happy to give you suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Fast turnaround time: Typically one week or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: We've worked on lots of assignments, and we've learned that in the art of real estateappraising there isn't a typical or standard, "boiler place" assignment. We offer quite a few different of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers minus the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick follow-up from Andel Appraisals: Reports we create 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 the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!