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 absolutely necessary. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays you in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to understand real estate market forces.

This isn't a discussion of the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on your home's market value.

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?

More and more 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, with minimal waiting and for the best price, you need a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, we're human too, we understand its difficult hard to be objective about your 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.

In addition to helping you set a astute asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very helpful 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 problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Prevent the possibility of hidden problems that cause sales to flop

People are surprised to discover their home's value is higher than they first thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an inflated assessment of their home's value, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of gathering dust on the market for months. Selling too high 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 Cook County

You might have an extremely talented agent but it's definitely a good idea to get an unbiased second opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. Mannion Appraisals can help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both 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? If you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you need some help analyzing local sales and property data. We can be a resource for your real estate dilemmas with services especially designed for clients with your real estate needs.

Here's what to expect when you place an order for an appraisal through us....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a immediate response: We personalize information to the needs of our clients Just tell us your situation and offer you suggestions.
  • Swift turnarounds on appraisals: Typically in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, we can have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats to suit YOUR needs: We've done lots of assignments, and we know that in the business of real estateappraising there isn't a typical or standard, "cookie cutter" report. We provide quite a few different of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to clients sans the so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Fast to follow-up questions: When we create reports, we make sure they are clearly written, easy to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion regarding your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!