Getting an appraisal from Mannion Appraisals before putting your Oak Lawn home on the market saves you time and money.

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 you in the long run! Unless the homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's practically impossible for them to fully grasp their local real estate market.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, an appraisal assesses your home's market value.

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

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

Quite a few IL homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But to do it right, quickly and to get the most you can, what you need is a qualified appraiser. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very difficult 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 can 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 when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help prevent the possibility of unknown problems that cause sales to backslide

It can be surprising to people when they find out the value of their home is higher than they first thought. So spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they thought they would get. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated impression of their home's value, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts 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 Oak Lawn

You may have a highly talented agent but it's definitely a good idea to get of value prior to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Mannion Appraisals comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the newest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

We also provide general consulting

Not wanting to get an entire appraisal but are looking for information about how real estate is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you require some help collecting local sales and property data. We can be a resource for your real estate decisions with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

If your wondering what you'll be getting from us when you order an appraisal just take a look....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We will give you information tailored for your individual appraisal need. Just tell us your situation and provide suggestions.
  • Swift turnaround time: Typically one week or less from the date the request is received, we can have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer many 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.
  • Prompt to follow-up questions: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion dealing your appraisal, once you've read through the report, just give us a call or email us!