Getting an appraisal from Choice Appraisals, Inc. (Owner retired to SC) before putting your home on the market saves you time and money.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in a professional appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays 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 real estate market forces.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for any questions regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Going to sell your home yourself?

An increasing amount of homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, quickly and to get the most you can, what you need is a skilled appraiser. You need objective opinions, 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.

In addition to helping you set a realistic asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very helpful negotiating tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers 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 hold-up a closing
  • Prevent the chances of unrevealed problems that cause sales to backslide

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out the value of their home is quite a bit more than they thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they thought they would get. Alternatively, some people have an inflated assessment of their home's value, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than waiting on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

We also help agents price homes in Ventura County

Even if you're working with a very skilled agent, it's in your best interest to have an unbiased second opinion of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Choice Appraisals, Inc. (Owner retired to SC) comes in. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the newest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

We also provide general consulting

Have you decided against a full appraisal but are looking for information about the health of your area's real estate? You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want assistance gathering local property and sales data. We offer services tailored for the needs of clients like you to help with your real estate decisions.

If your wondering what to expect from us when you order an appraisal just take a look....

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We will give you personalized information for your particular appraisal need. Just tell us your situation and give you suggestions.
  • Quick turnarounds on appraisals: Normally one week or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've done a lot of assignments, and we know that when providing real estateconsulting and appraising there is no typical or standard, "boiler place" assignment. We offer a variety of report types, and are skilled at providing appraisals to clients minus the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Prompt reply to follow-up questions: When we deliver a report to our clients, 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 regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion regarding your appraisal, once you've read the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!