Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Mannion Appraisals will ensure you get it right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is a must. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to understand the nuances of their local real estate market.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for details regarding the specific services for home sellers we offer.

Appraisals are valuable tools for homeowners selling without an agent

Quite a few IL homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance 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 professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very difficult 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 selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very helpful bargaining tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Prevent the odds of hidden problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

People are surprised to discover the value of their home is higher than they originally thought. So by taking the first step and investing in an appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an exaggerated impression of the value of their home, 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 sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Pre-listing appraisals in Cook County

You may have a very skillful agent but it's definitely a good idea to have an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Mannion Appraisals comes in. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a definitive writeup of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the latest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Serving Cook County with the highest quality real estate consulting services

Not sure if you need a full 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'd still like some help gathering local sales and property data. We can help solve your real estate concerns with services especially tailored for customers with your real estate needs.

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

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We will provide you with information tailored for your individual appraisal need. We'll be more then happy to provide suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Fast turnarounds on appraisals: Typically in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've worked on many of assignments, and we understand that when providing real estateappraising there is no typical or standard, "cookie cutter" report. We provide a variety of types of reports, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers minus the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Fast to follow-up questions: Our reports are written in plain English, easy to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any questions regarding your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!