Selling your home in or near Cook County? Contact ASK Real Estate Services and make sure you're setting the price right.If you're planning on putting your house on the market soon, an appraisal is a must. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it's worth every penny in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to understand local real estate values.
It's tempting to want to base your home's value on how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Rather, an appraisal assesses how much your home will bring on the open market. A home is only going to sell for what another person is going to give you.
For Sale By Owner?An increasing amount of Illinois homeowners are making the decision 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 to get the most you can, what you need is a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get an objective opinion, we're human too, we understand its difficult hard to take an objective look at 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 sensible selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:
Get a professional value opinion before listingYou may have a highly talented agent, but it's definitely a good idea to have an unbiased second opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. And that's where ASK Real Estate Services comes in. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in this scenario. You and your agent will get a detailed description of your property and its features and give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a record of recent comparable properties in the area.
ASK Real Estate Services provides general consultingIf you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want assistance collecting local sales and property data, we have services tailored for the needs of customers like you to help with your real estate decisions.
Here's what you can expect when you order an appraisal from ASK Real Estate Services...