Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from Mannion Appraisals.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to understand real estate market forces.

While important, an appraisal is not about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for any questions regarding the specific services we offer 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 professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, it's 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 will getting a professional appraisal help you set a astute asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Alert you of issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Prevent the odds of unrevealed problems that cause sales to backslide

Folks are sometimes surprised to discover the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they originally thought. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated assessment of the value of their home, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than 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

Even if you're working with a very skillful agent, it's definitely a good idea to get an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Mannion Appraisals comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a definitive summarizing of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the latest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Serving IL with the highest quality real estate consulting services

Have you decided against an entire appraisal but would like some information about the real estate market in your area? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want some help analyzing local property and sales data. We can provide assistance for your real estate quandaries with services especially tailored for consumers with your real estate needs.

After you order an appraisal report from us, expect the following....

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our customers Just explain your situation and we will make suggestions.
  • Fast turnaround time: Normally in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a 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 quite a few different of report types, and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a prompt follow-up from Mannion Appraisals: When we write reports, we make sure they are written in plain English, easy to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion about your appraisal, once you've read the report, we suggest that you email or call us!