Selling your home in or near Fairfax County? Contact Diane Beachy and make sure you're setting the price right.

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 in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's practically impossible for them to understand their local real estate market.

We are not talking about how much you've spent buying and improving 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 any questions regarding the specific services for home sellers we offer.

Selling on your own?

More and more VA 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, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, what you need is a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, we're human too, we understand its difficult hard to take an objective look at 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 will getting a professional appraisal help you set a astute selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very useful bargaining tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help prevent the possibility of hidden 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 spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they originally expected. Others have an an inflated opinion of their home's value, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of waiting on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Pre-listing appraisals in Fairfax County

Even if you have with the most experienced agent, it's in your best interest to have an unbiased second opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Diane Beachy comes in. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in a scenario like this. It will give both you and your agent a comprehensive description for your property and its features which will give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a record of the latest comparable properties in the area.

Consulting services for Fairfax County Sellers: Keep a local expert at your disposal

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but are looking for information about the health of your area's real estate? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you'd still like assistance collecting local property and sales data. We have services tailored especially for consumers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

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

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We personalize information to the needs of our clients Just explain your situation and give you suggestions.
  • Quick turnaround time: Usually in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide quite a few different of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Quick response to follow-up questions: Documents we deliver are written in plain English, easy to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion dealing your appraisal, after you've read through the report, just give us a call or email us!