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Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Barnes Appraisal Company will ensure you get it right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is absolutely necessary. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays you in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's practically impossible for them to understand local real estate values.

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 the true market value of your home.

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

For Sale By Owner?

Quite a few OK 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 expert appraiser. It can be very difficult to get 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 explain to you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

In addition to helping you set a astute asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while bargaining while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Alert you of issues and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Decrease the chances of unknown problems that cause sales to deteriorate

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out that their home's value is higher than they originally thought. So spending a little on a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated opinion of their home's value, 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 gathering dust on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Comanche County

Even if you're working with a very skilled agent, it's definitely a good idea to get an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. Barnes Appraisal Company can help. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in this scenario. You and agent will get a comprehensive breakdown of the unique features of your property which will give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a record of recent comparable properties in the area.

Someone to ask for for local real estate knowledge

Not sure if you need a full appraisal but would like some information about the health of your area's real estate? If you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you'd still like some help analyzing local property and sales data. We have services designed especially for consumers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

If your curious what you can expect from when ordering an appraisal just take a look....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We will give you information tailored for your individual appraisal need. Just tell us your situation and offer you suggestions.
  • Fast turnarounds on appraisals: Typically one week or less from the date the request is received, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've done a lot of assignments, and we know that whether it's real estateconsulting and appraising there isn't a typical or standard, "boiler place" report. We provide many different of report types, and are well seasoned at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick follow-up from Barnes Appraisal Company: 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. If you have any confusion dealing your appraisal, once you've read the report, we encourage you to email or call us!