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Getting an appraisal from Frederick & Company before putting your Pittsburgh home on the market saves you time and money.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to understand local real estate values.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, the appraisal measures your home's market value.

Contact us for information regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Need help setting a price when selling yourself?

Quite a few PA homeowners are making the decision 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 for the best price, what you need is a expert appraiser. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, it can be very 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.

Not only can getting a professional appraisal help you set a astute selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Allow you to have the edge while negotiating once you have a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Call attention to any issues and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help decrease the possibility of unidentified problems that cause sales to backslide

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out the value of their home is higher than they first thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an inflated opinion when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Allegheny County

Even if you have with the most experienced agent, it's definitely a good idea to have an unbiased second opinion of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. Let Frederick & Company help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a precise writeup of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the latest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Frederick & Company also offer general consulting

Not sure if you need an entire appraisal but are looking for information about how real estate is doing in your area? You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you'd still like some help collecting local sales and property data. We have services tailored for the needs of consumers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

When you order an appraisal report from us, you can expect....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We will give you personalized information for your particular appraisal need. We'll be delighted to provide suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Fast turnaround time: Normally in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, we can have a copy, in 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 many different of types of reports, and have a lot 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 quick follow-up from Frederick & Company: When we write reports, we make sure they are clearly written, easy to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries dealing your appraisal, once you've read through the report, we suggest that you email or call us!