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Herzog Appraisal

Valuation Services for Sellers

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. Don't think of an appraisal as purely an expense; it's worth every penny in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to understand real estate market forces.

You could be fixated on the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want for it. You see, an appraisal provides a professional opinion on your home's market value. Something is only going to sell for the price another person is going to pay.

Contact us for any questions regarding the specific services we offer for home sellers.

Selling on your own?

An increasing amount of Michigan homeowners are making the decision 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 qualified appraiser. You need 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 realistic selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while negotiating when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Call attention to any problems and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Decrease the chances of unidentified problems that cause sales to fall through

People are surprised to discover their home's value is a great deal more than they thought. So taking the first step and spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they originally expected. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated opinion of their home's value, and by getting an appraisal it gave them the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price for their home - allowing them to quickly sell it - instead of waiting on the market for months. An overpriced home causes buyers to back off, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Northeast Michigan

Even if you're working with a very skillful agent, it's in your best interest to have an analysis of your home's value before finalizing a listing contract. And that's where Herzog Appraisal comes in! An appraisal can be invaluable in this scenario. It will give both you and your agent a comprehensive breakdown for the unique features of your property and give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a detailed analysis of the latest comparable properties in the area.

A resource for local real estate knowledge

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

This is a little bit of what you can expect when you place an order for an appraisal from us...

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We will give you information tailored for your individual appraisal need. Just let us know your situation, and we will offer you suggestions.
  • Fast turnaround time: Usually one week or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've done lots of assignments, and we understand that when it comes to real estate appraising, it's naive to think there's a typical or standard "generic" assignment. We offer quite a few different report types and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to consumers sans the industry jargon so that you don't have to be real estate attorney to understand it.

Prompt response to follow-up questions: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are clearly written, understandable, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any inquiries concerning your appraisal after you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!