Selling your home in or near Hawaii County? Contact REID E. CHOATE & ASSOCIATES, LLC and make sure you're setting the price right.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it's worth the money 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 the nuances of local real estate values.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Rather, the appraisal measures the true market value of your home.

Contact us for information regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Need help setting a price when selling yourself?

An increasing amount of HI 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, quickly and for the best price, you need a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, it's very difficult to be objective about your 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 so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Allow you to have the edge while bargaining 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 overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help lower the chances of hidden problems that cause sales to backslide

It can be surprising to people to discover the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So spending a little on a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they originally thought. Alternatively, some people have an inflated assessment of the value of their home, and an appraisal 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, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

Even if you're working with the most experienced agent, it's definitely a good idea to get of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. Let REID E. CHOATE & ASSOCIATES, LLC help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a definitive summarizing of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the newest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Sometimes it's useful to have a general resource for local real estate knowledge

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but still need some information about the real estate market in your area? If you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you require some help collecting local sales and property data. We offer services tailored especially for clients like you to help with your real estate decisions.

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

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a fast response: We personalize information to the needs of our customers Just let us know your situation and provide suggestions.
  • Quick turnaround time: Typically in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide a lot of different of types of reports, and are experts at providing appraisals to consumers minus the so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Fast to follow-up questions: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion about your appraisal, after you've read the report, we encourage you to email or call us!

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