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Getting an appraisal from Royalty Appraisals Inc. before putting your Washington County home on the market saves you time and money.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is absolutely necessary. Don't think of an appraisal as purely an expense; it pays you in the long run! Unless the homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to fully grasp their local real estate market.

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. You see, an appraisal provides a professional opinion on how much your home will bring on the open market. A home is only going to sell for the price another person is going to give you.

Contact us for information regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Selling on your own?

Quite a few Kentucky homeowners are making the decision to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and for the best price, you need a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is an objective opinion, it's very difficult 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 sound selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Be a very beneficial negotiating tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Alert you of issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Prevent the chances of unidentified problems that cause sales to fall through
It can be surprising to people when they find out that the value of their home is higher than they first thought. So taking the first step and spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to receive thousands more than they thought they would get. Alternatively, some people have an inflated impression when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal helped them to to set a more reasonable price for their home - allowing them to quickly sell it - rather than sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home causes buyers to back off, which means no offers and no closing, wasting your valuable time and draining your resources while your house waits for a buyer.

Pre-listing appraisals in Springfield

Even if you have a very skillful agent, it's in your best interest to get an unbiased second opinion of your home's value before signing a listing agreement. And that's where Royalty Appraisals Inc. comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the the latest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

We also are available for general consulting

If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you need some help gathering local property and sales data, we have services designed especially for customers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

When you order an appraisal report from Royalty Appraisals Inc., you can expect....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a fast response: We personalize information to the needs of our customers. We'll be thrilled to provide suggestions - just let us know what your situation is.
  • Fast turnaround time: Normally one week or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Appraisal and consulting report presentations to suit YOUR needs: We've preformed lots of assignments, and we know that when it's real estate consulting and appraising, it's naive to think there's a typical or standard "cookie cutter" assignment. We provide quite a few different report types and have know how at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum and in an easy to digest format with the general public in mind.
  • Prompt reply to follow-up questions: Reports we create are clearly written, easy to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any inquiries about your appraisal once you've read through the report, just give us a call or email us!