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Selling your home in or near Alexandria City County? Contact MANDERFIELD APPRAISAL GROUP and make sure you're setting the price right.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to fully grasp local real estate values.

It's tempting to want to base your home's value on the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Instead, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market. Something is only going to sell for what another person is offering to give you.

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

For Sale By Owner?

More and more Virginia 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, you need a expert appraiser. It can be very difficult to get an objective opinion, it's very hard to take an objective look at 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.

Not only can getting a professional appraisal help you set a sound asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Be a very valuable bargaining tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Make you aware of issues and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Decrease the odds of unidentified problems that cause sales to flop
People are surprised when they find out that the value of their home is a great deal more than they thought. 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 overestimated impression when they put a value on their home, and by getting an appraisal it helped them to to realistically price their home - allowing them to quickly sell it - instead of sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Alexandria City County

You may have a highly talented agent, but it's definitely a good idea to get an analysis of value prior to finalizing a listing contract. And that's where MANDERFIELD APPRAISAL GROUP comes in. An appraisal can be invaluable in a scenario like this. You and your agent will get a detailed breakdown for the unique features of your property and give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a record of the latest comparable properties in the area.

MANDERFIELD APPRAISAL GROUP provides general consulting

If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you require assistance collecting local property and sales data, we offer services tailored especially for clients like you to help with your real estate decisions.

Here's what to expect when you order an appraisal through us...

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a prompt response: We will give you personalized information for your individual appraisal need. Just tell us your situation, and we will offer you suggestions.
  • Fast turnaround on appraisals: Usually one week or less from the date the request is received, you'll 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: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, one size does NOT fit all. We offer many different types of reports and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to clients without a lot of the industry jargon so that you don't have to be real estate attorney to understand it.
  • Prompt reply to follow-up questions: Reports we create are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions concerning your appraisal after you've read through the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!