Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from Homestead Appraisals, Ltd..

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to understand the nuances of their local real estate market.

We are not talking about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Instead, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on the true market value of your home.

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

Need help setting a price when selling yourself?

More and more IL homeowners are making the decision 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, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, what you need is a qualified appraiser. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, it's very hard 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 realistic selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Allow you to have the edge while negotiating once you have a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Alert you of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help decrease the possibility of unrevealed problems that cause sales to fall through

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out that their home's value is more than they originally believed. So by taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated opinion of the value of their home, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Jo Daviess County

You might have an extremely skillful agent but it's in your best interest to have of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Homestead Appraisals, Ltd. comes in. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a precise description of your home's features and a detailed breakdown of the most recent and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

We also are available for general consulting

Not sure if you need an entire appraisal but still need some information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you require assistance gathering local sales and property data. We have services designed especially for clients like you to help with your real estate decisions.

This is a little bit of what you can expect when you place an order for an appraisal from ....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a immediate response: We will give you information tailored for your individual appraisal need. Just explain your situation and we will make suggestions.
  • Swift turnaround time: Normally one week or less from the date we receive the request, we can 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 many of assignments, and we understand that in the business of real estateconsulting and appraising there is no typical or standard, "cookie cutter" assignment. We provide many different of types of reports, and have a lot of experience at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a prompt follow-up from Homestead Appraisals, Ltd.: When we write reports, we make sure they are clearly written, understandable, 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 the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!



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