Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from City Appraisal Services.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in a professional appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like an appraiser, it's practically impossible for them to get a handle on real estate market forces.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Instead, the appraisal measures the true market value of your home.

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

Selling on your own?

Quite a few CA homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and for the best price, you need a professional appraisal. You need objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very hard to take an objective look at 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 realistic asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very useful bargaining tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Alert you of issues and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Lower the possibility of hidden problems that cause sales to flop

It can be surprising to people when they find out that their home's value is quite a bit more than they 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 expected they would get. Others have an an overestimated assessment of their home's value, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than sitting on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Pre-listing appraisals in San Jose

Even if you're working with a very skillful agent, it's definitely a good idea to get an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where City Appraisal Services comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a definitive description of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the latest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Someone to ask for for local real estate knowledge

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but are looking for information about the real estate market in your area? If you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want assistance 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 to expect from when you order 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 personalize information to the needs of our customers Just tell us your situation and we will make suggestions.
  • Fast turnarounds for appraisals: Usually one week 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 arrangements to suit YOUR needs: We've preformed quite a few of assignments, and we've learned that whether it's real estateconsulting and appraising there isn't a typical or standard, "generic" report. We offer quite a few different of types of reports, and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to consumers 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 fast follow-up from City Appraisal Services: Reports we write are written in plain English, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries about your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we suggest that you email or call us!