Selling your home in or near Cook County? Contact Andel Appraisals and make sure you're setting the price 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 makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to get a handle on real estate market forces.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you have invested in your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, the appraisal measures your home's market value.

Contact us for information regarding services specialized for home sellers.

For Sale By Owner?

Quite a few Illinois homeowners are choosing 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 professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, and we understand that it's hard 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 realistic asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very valuable bargaining tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Call attention to any issues and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help prevent the chances of unknown problems that cause sales to deteriorate

Folks are sometimes surprised to discover the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So by taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to receive thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an inflated impression of the value of their home, and an appraisal helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Pre-listing appraisals in Arlington Heights

Even if you're working with a very skilled agent, it's in your best interest to have an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. Andel Appraisals can help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate summarizing of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the newest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Someone to ask for for local real estate knowledge

Not sure if you need an entire appraisal but still need some information about the health of your area's real estate? If you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you'd still like some help collecting local property and sales data. We have services designed for the needs of consumers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

If your wondering what you can expect from 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 response ASAP: We tailor information to the needs of our customers Just tell us your situation and we will make suggestions.
  • Quick turnaround time: 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.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats to suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer a lot of different of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Prompt reply to follow-up questions: When we write reports, we make sure they are clearly written, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any inquiries about your appraisal, after you've read the report, we suggest that you email or call us!