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Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from A-1 Appraisal (630) 551-2464 will ensure you get it right.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it's worth the money 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 their local real estate market.

We are not talking about how much you have invested in your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, an appraisal assesses how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for any questions regarding services specialized for home sellers.

For Sale By Owner?

Quite a few IL 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 for the best price, you need a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, 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 sensible selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while bargaining while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Alert you of issues and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help lower the odds of unidentified problems that cause sales to deteriorate

People are surprised when they find out the value of their home is higher than they originally thought. So spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to receive several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an overestimated assessment of the value of their home, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order 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, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

You may have a very experienced agent but it's definitely a good idea to get an unbiased second opinion of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. Let A-1 Appraisal (630) 551-2464 help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a precise writeup of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the latest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Serving Kendall County with the very best real estate consulting services

Not sure if you need an entire appraisal but still need some information about how real estate is doing in your area? You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want assistance gathering local property and sales data. We can be a resource for your real estate decisions with services especially designed for clients with your real estate needs.

If your curious what you can expect from us when ordering an appraisal just take a look....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a fast response: We will give you information tailored for your individual appraisal need. Just let us know your situation and give you suggestions.
  • Fast turnarounds for appraisals: Normally in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've worked on many of assignments, and we understand that when providing real estateappraising it's naive to think there's a typical or standard, "boiler place" assignment. We offer a lot of different of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to clients without so much of industry jargon so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Fast response to follow-up questions: Reports we create are written in plain English, easy to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion dealing your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!