Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Appraisal Associates of Beaufort will ensure you get it right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is absolutely necessary. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to fully grasp real estate market forces.

It's tempting to want to base your home's value on the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Instead, an appraisal assesses your home's market value. Something is only going to sell for the price another person is offering to give you.

Contact us for any questions regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Selling on your own?

More and more South Carolina 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, quickly and to get the most you can, what you need is a qualified appraiser. It can be very difficult to get an objective opinion, 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 realistic asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Be a very useful negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Alert you of issues and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Lower the chances of unidentified problems that cause sales to deteriorate
Folks are sometimes surprised to discover the value of their home is higher than they originally thought. So taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to receive thousands more than they could have originally gotten. Alternatively, some people have an inflated impression of their home's value, and an appraisal gave them the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home - allowing them to quickly sell it - rather than sitting on the market for months. Asking too much for a home will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Beaufort County

You may have a very skilled agent, but it's definitely a good idea to get an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value before signing a listing contract. Let Appraisal Associates of Beaufort help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a precise summarizing of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the the latest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Serving South Carolina with unmatched real estate consulting services

Maybe you 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 quandaries with services especially tailored for customers with your real estate needs.

If you're wondering what you can expect from us when ordering an appraisal just take a look....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We will give you personalized information for your particular appraisal need. We'll be thrilled to offer suggestions - just let us know what your situation is.
  • Swift turnaround time: Usually one week or less from the date the request is received, we can have a PDF ready for you to download from our site or in your e-mail.
  • Consulting and appraisal report formats to suit YOUR needs: We've preformed a large amount of assignments, and we understand that when it comes to real estate consulting and appraising, it's naive to think there's a typical or standard "cookie cutter" report. We offer quite a few different report types and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to clients without so much of the industry jargon and in an easy to read format with the general public in mind.
  • Quick response to follow-up questions: When we write reports, we make sure they are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any inquiries regarding your appraisal once you've read through the report, just give us a call or email us!