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Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from Accredited Appraisals.

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 you in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to understand the nuances of their local real estate market.

We are not talking about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want for it. Rather, an appraisal assesses how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for details regarding the specific services we offer 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 help of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, quickly and to get the most you can, you need a qualified appraiser. You need objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very hard to take an objective look at 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 can getting a professional appraisal help you set a realistic asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very helpful negotiating tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Make you aware of problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help 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 higher than they first thought. So investing in a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they originally thought. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated opinion of the value of their home, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Cook County

You may have a very talented agent but it's in your best interest to have of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. Let Accredited Appraisals help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a precise description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the newest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Serving Cook County with unsurpassed real estate consulting services

Don't need an entire appraisal but are looking for information about the health of your area's real estate? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you require assistance gathering local property and sales data. We offer services tailored especially for consumers like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

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

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our customers We'll be thrilled to provide suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Quick turnaround time: 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.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide a variety of report types, and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to clients sans the so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Prompt response to follow-up questions: Documents we deliver are clearly written, simple to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion dealing your appraisal, after you've read through the report, just give us a call or email us!