Getting an appraisal from The Appraisal Shoppe, Inc. before putting your Virginia Beach home on the market saves you time and money.

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like an appraiser, it's practically impossible for them to understand the nuances of real estate market forces.

We are not talking about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, an appraisal provides a professional opinion on your home's market value. Technically, something is only going to sell for the price another person is willing to give you.

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

Appraisals are valuable tools for people selling without an agent

Quite a few Maryland homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But to do it right, quickly and for the best price, what you need is a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is an objective opinion, we're human too, we understand its difficult difficult to take an objective look at your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will explain to you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

In addition to helping you set a sound asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Allow you to have the edge while bargaining once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Make you aware of issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Lower the chances of unknown problems that cause sales to fall through
People are surprised when they find out that their home's value is higher than they originally thought. So taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they could have originally netted. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated impression of their home's value, and by getting an appraisal it gave them the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home - allowing them to quickly sell it - instead of sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home causes buyers to back off, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Calvert County

You may have an extremely talented agent, but it's definitely a good idea to have an unbiased second opinion of your home's value before finalizing a listing contract. The Appraisal Shoppe, Inc. can help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a definitive description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the the newest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

We also offer general consulting

Don't need an entire appraisal but still need some information about the status of your area's housing market? We offer services designed for the needs of customers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

When you order an appraisal report through us, you can expect....

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our customers. We'll be thrilled to give you suggestions - just tell us what your situation is.
  • Swift turnaround time: Normally in a week's time or less from the date the request is received, we can have a PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Consulting and appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've done a lot of assignments, and we've learned that in the art of real estate appraising, it's naive to think there's a typical or standard "boiler place" report. We offer a lot of different report types and are experts at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum and in an easy to digest format with consumers in mind.
  • Prompt to follow-up questions: Our reports are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion concerning your appraisal once you've read through the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!