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Have confidence in your listing price with an appraisal from A-1 Appraisal (630) 514-6136.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their home is a lot more than they expected, so investing in an appraisal from A-1 Appraisal (630) 514-6136 actually allowed these people to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's amount of value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract serious buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is sitting still on the market.

With today's evolving market conditions, you should definitely considering hiring a licensed appraiser to get a true listing price for your home.

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If you're working with a real estate agent to list your home, more than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes similar sales houses in your area. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This is a really important (and very common) step if your intentions are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

In our opinion, though, you should also get an appraisal from a professional who tracks real estate values for living - BEFORE putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

And that's where A-1 Appraisal (630) 514-6136 comes in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

A-1 Appraisal (630) 514-6136 can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will attract potential buyers, and we can also:

  • Be an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you find an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's quality inside and out to impress buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Cut down the chances of unknown disputes that can cause your sale to go up in smoke
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value to your home

There are so many important questions to ask yourself before listing your house There are many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home -- and A-1 Appraisal (630) 514-6136 can help with that. Questions like "Should we paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my closet remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. A kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, but it might not justify the expenses involved.

We'll help you make some of these important decisions. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent do. Your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from A-1 Appraisal (630) 514-6136 is based on our efforts to complete your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our fees are based on efforts to complete your report. So a professional appraisal from A-1 Appraisal (630) 514-6136 will help homeowners like you make the smartest decisions on investing in their homes and setting a fair sale price.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.