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Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Richard Frey will ensure you get it right.

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 in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's practically impossible for them to understand the nuances of their local real estate market.

You, as a homeowner, might be focused on how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want to sell it for. You see, an appraisal assesses the true market value of your home. Technically, something is only going to sell for the price another person is going to pay.

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

Appraisals are valuable tools for families selling without an agent

More and more Florida homeowners are deciding 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 for the best price, what you need is a professional appraisal. You need an objective opinion, it's very hard 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.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a sensible asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Be a very useful negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Call attention to any problems and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Prevent the odds of hidden problems that cause sales to fall through
People are surprised to discover their home's value is quite a bit more than they thought. So taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they originally thought. Alternatively, some people have an inflated impression of the value of their home, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly - rather than gathering dust 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.

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

You might have an extremely experienced agent, but it's definitely a good idea to get an unbiased second opinion of your home's value before signing a listing agreement. Richard Frey can help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a definitive summarizing of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the most recent and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Serving Gainesville with the greatest real estate consulting services

Possibly you've already decided you don't need to go as far as getting an entire appraisal but are looking for information about the status of your area's real estate? We have services designed especially for consumers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

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

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We tailor information to the needs of our customers. Just let us know your situation, and we will provide suggestions.
  • Swift turnaround on appraisals: Usually one week or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Consulting and appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've worked on a large amount of assignments, and we understand that when providing real estate appraising, there is no typical or standard "boiler place" report. We provide many different types of reports and are skilled at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum and in an easy to read format with the general public in mind.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a fast response from Richard Frey: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are written in plain English, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any inquiries concerning your appraisal once you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!