Selling your home in or near Cook County? Contact Mannion Appraisals and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is a must. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to fully grasp local real estate values.

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

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

For Sale By Owner?

Quite a few 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, 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, we're human too, we understand its difficult difficult 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 will getting a professional appraisal help you set a sensible selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very beneficial negotiating tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Call attention to any problems and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help decrease the possibility of unknown problems that cause sales to deteriorate

People are surprised when they find out the value of their home is quite a bit more than they thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they thought they would get. Others have an 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 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

Get a professional value opinion before listing

You might have a very skillful agent but it's definitely a good idea to have an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. Mannion Appraisals can help. An appraisal can be indispensable in a scenario like this. It will give both you and your agent a complete description for your property and its features and give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a record of the latest comparable properties in the area.

A resource for for local real estate knowledge

Not sure if you need an entire appraisal but are looking for information about the real estate market in your area? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you require assistance collecting local property and sales data. We can help solve your real estate quandaries with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

This is a little bit of what to expect when you order an appraisal from us....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a immediate response: We will provide you with information tailored for your individual appraisal need. We'll be more then happy to give you suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Swift turnarounds on appraisals: Usually 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.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer a variety of report types, and have a lot of experience at providing appraisals to clients without a lot of industry jargon in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a prompt follow-up from Mannion Appraisals: Reports we write are written in plain English, simple to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion dealing your appraisal, once you've read the report, just give us a call or email us!