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Getting an appraisal from VA-MD Appraisal Group, LLC. before putting your Fairfax County home on the market saves you time and money.

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to understand real estate market forces.

We are not talking 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 details regarding the specific services for home sellers we offer.

Going to sell your home yourself?

Quite a few VA homeowners are deciding 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, quickly and for the best price, what you need is a skilled appraiser. The best thing to have is objective opinions, it can be very hard to take an objective look at own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will tell you 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 your home's condition inside and out
  • Call attention to any problems and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Lower the chances of unknown problems that cause sales to backslide

It can be surprising to people to discover the value of their home is much more than they thought. So by taking the first step and investing in an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an exaggerated assessment when they put a value on 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 rather than sitting on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Fairfax County

You may have a very talented agent but it's definitely a good idea to get an unbiased second opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. Let VA-MD Appraisal Group, LLC. help. An appraisal can be indispensable in a scenario like this. It will give both you and your agent a detailed breakdown of your property and its features which will give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a record of recent comparable properties in the area.

Serving Fairfax County with the very best real estate consulting services

Don't need an entire appraisal but are looking for information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? If you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want some help collecting local sales and property data. We have services designed for the needs of clients like you to help with your real estate decisions.

If your wondering what you can expect from us when you order an appraisal just take a look....

  • 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. Just tell us your situation and give you suggestions.
  • Swift turnarounds for appraisals: Typically in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer a variety of types of reports, and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to clients minus the so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Fast to follow-up questions: When we write reports, we make sure they are written in plain English, easy to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries about your appraisal, after you've read the report, we encourage you to email or call us!