Putting a house on the market in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk or Virginia Beach, VA? Contact RL Carmichael & Assoc, Inc. and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is a step in the right direction. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays you in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to fully grasp local real estate values.

We are not talking about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want for it. Instead, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market. Technically, something is only going to sell for what another person is willing to give you.

Contact us for details regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Going to sell your home yourself?

An increasing amount of Virginia homeowners are choosing 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 for the best price, you need a qualified appraiser. You need objective opinions, it's very hard to take an objective look at 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.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Be a very useful bargaining tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Call attention to any problems and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Lower the chances of unrevealed problems that cause sales to flop
It can be surprising to people to discover their home's value is more than they originally believed. So spending a little on a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they originally expected. Alternatively, some people have an inflated opinion of their home's value, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than waiting on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting your valuable time and draining your resources while getting nothing done.

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

You may have an extremely experienced agent, but it's in your best interest to get an analysis of your home's value before finalizing a listing contract. And that's where RL Carmichael & Assoc, Inc. comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a precise description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the the latest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Sometimes it's useful to have a general resource for local real estate knowledge

If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you'd still like assistance analyzing local sales and property data, we have services designed especially for customers like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

Here's what to expect when you place an order for an appraisal from us...

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We will give you information tailored for your individual appraisal need. Just tell us your situation, and we will make suggestions.
  • Fast turnaround time: Usually in a week's time or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer many different of types of reports, and are experienced at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Quick response to follow-up questions: Reports we create are written in plain English, easy to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion regarding your appraisal after you've read through the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!

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