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

If you're planning on putting your house on the market soon, a professional appraisal is absolutely necessary. Don't think of an appraisal as purely an expense; it pays in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to understand the nuances of their local real estate market.

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 for it. Rather, the appraisal measures the true market value of your home. A home is only going to sell for the price another person is willing to give you.

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

Selling on your own?

An increasing amount of California homeowners are making the decision 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, with minimal waiting and for top dollar, what you need is a professional appraisal. You need an objective opinion, and we understand that it's hard to take an objective look at 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 will getting a professional appraisal help you set a realistic asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Be a very helpful negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease 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 delay a closing
  • Help lower the odds of hidden problems that cause sales to deteriorate
People are surprised when they find out that their home's value is much more than they thought. So investing in an appraisal allowed them to receive thousands more than they could have originally netted. Others have an an exaggerated assessment of their home's value, and an appraisal helped them to to set a more reasonable price for their home - allowing them to quickly sell it - instead of gathering dust on the market for months. Asking too much for a home will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting your valuable time and draining your resources while you're in Real Estate "limbo".

Get a professional value opinion before listing

Even if you're working with a very skilled agent, it's in your best interest to get an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value before finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Maxwell Appraisal Services comes in. An appraisal can be indispensable in this scenario. You and your agent will get a comprehensive description of the unique features of your property and give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a record of the latest comparable properties in the area.

Consulting services for San Diego County Sellers: Put a local expert at your disposal

Not sure if you need a full appraisal but would like some information about how San Diego real estate is doing in your area? We can provide assistance for your real estate concerns with services especially tailored for customers with your real estate needs.

If you're wondering what you'll be getting from Maxwell Appraisal Services when you order an appraisal just take a look....

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our clients. Just let us know your situation, and we will make suggestions.
  • Swift turnaround for appraisals: Usually in a week's time or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a PDF ready for you to download from our site or in your e-mail.
  • Consulting and appraisal report presentations to suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, one size does NOT fit all. We provide a variety of report types and are skillful at providing appraisals to consumers sans the industry jargon and in an easy to read format with consumers in mind.
  • Fast response to follow-up questions: Documents we deliver are written in plain English, understandable, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion concerning your appraisal once you've read the report, we encourage you to email or call us!