Putting a house on the market in or near Cook County? Contact Mannion Appraisals 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's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like an appraiser, it's practically impossible for them to fully grasp real estate market forces.

This isn't a discussion of the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want for it. Instead, an appraisal assesses how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for information regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

For Sale By Owner?

An increasing amount of 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 for the best price, you need a qualified appraiser. You need objective opinions, and we understand that it's 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 sensible asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while bargaining once you have a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Alert you of problems and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Lower the odds of unidentified problems that cause sales to fall through

People are surprised when they find out that the value of their home is higher than they first thought. So spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they originally thought. Alternatively, some people have an inflated opinion of the value of their home, 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 will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a professional value opinion before listing

You might have an extremely experienced agent but it's definitely a good idea to have an unbiased second opinion of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Mannion Appraisals comes in. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have an accurate writeup of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Sometimes it's useful to have a general resource for local real estate knowledge

Not sure if you need a full appraisal but would like some information about how real estate is doing in your area? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want assistance analyzing local sales and property data. We can provide assistance for your real estate concerns with services especially designed for clients with your real estate needs.

When you order an appraisal report from , expect the following....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We will provide you with personalized information for your individual appraisal need. We'll be delighted to offer suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Quick turnaround time: Typically in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, 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 dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide a lot of different of types of reports, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Fast to follow-up questions: Reports we write are clearly written, simple to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion dealing your appraisal, after you've read the report, we suggest that you email or call us!