Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Ellis Appraisal Services, Inc. will ensure you get it right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is a must. Don't think of an appraisal as purely an expense; it's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to understand their local real estate market.

We are not talking about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, the appraisal measures the true market value of your home. Technically, something is only going to sell for what another person is going to give you.

Contact us for details regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Appraisals are valuable tools for families selling without an agent

More and more Florida 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 to get the most you can, what you need is a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is an objective opinion, and we understand that it can be very difficult to be objective about 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.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a sound selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Give you an advantage while bargaining when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Make you aware of issues and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Prevent the odds of unknown problems that cause sales to fall through
Folks are sometimes surprised to discover their home's value is higher than they originally thought. So taking the first step and spending a little on an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they thought they would get. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated opinion when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home - allowing them to quickly sell it - rather than waiting on the market for months. Asking too much for a home causes buyers to back off, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a professional value opinion before listing

Even if you have a very skilled agent, it's definitely a good idea to have an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value before finalizing a listing contract. And that's where Ellis Appraisal Services, Inc. comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have an accurate writeup of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the the latest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Ellis Appraisal Services, Inc. is available for general consulting

Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you need assistance collecting local property and sales data. We can provide assistance for your real estate decisions with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

After you order an appraisal report from us, expect the following....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a prompt response: We tailor information to the needs of our customers. We'll be more then happy to provide suggestions - just let us know what your situation is.
  • Swift turnaround time: Usually in a week's time or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've preformed a lot of assignments, and we understand that in the business of real estate consulting and appraising, there is no typical or standard "boiler place" assignment. We provide a lot of different report types and have a lot of experience at providing appraisals to consumers without a lot of the industry jargon so that you don't have to be real estate attorney to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick response from Ellis Appraisal Services, Inc.: When we create reports, we make sure they are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions regarding your appraisal after you've read through the report, we suggest that you simply email or call us!