Putting a house on the market in or near Allegheny County? Contact Nordquist Appraisal LLC and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is absolutely necessary. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to understand 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. Instead, 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.

Selling yourself instead of using a real estate agent and need help with pricing?

Quite a few PA homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, what you need is a qualified appraiser. The best thing to have is objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very hard to be objective about 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.

Not only can 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 while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Make you aware of issues and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Prevent the odds of hidden problems that cause sales to deteriorate

People are surprised to discover their home's value is quite a bit more than they thought. So by taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to receive thousands more than they expected they would get. Alternatively, some people have an inflated assessment when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than sitting on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Pittsburgh

Even if you're working with an extremely talented agent, it's definitely a good idea to have an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. Nordquist Appraisal LLC 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 characteristics and a detailed analysis of the newest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Consulting services for PA Sellers: Put a local expert at your disposal

Have you decided against a full appraisal but are looking for information about how real estate is doing in your area? If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you'd still like assistance gathering local sales and property data. We can provide assistance for your real estate dilemmas with services especially designed for consumers with your real estate needs.

After you order an appraisal report from us, you can expect....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our customers We'll be more then happy to give you suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Quick turnarounds on appraisals: Normally in a weeks time 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: We've worked on lots of assignments, and we know that in the art of real estateconsulting and appraising there isn't a typical or standard, "boiler place" report. We offer a lot of different of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick follow-up from Nordquist Appraisal LLC: Reports we write are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. If you have any questions regarding your appraisal, once you've read the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!