Selling your home in or near Loudoun County? Contact Forte Appraisal Service, Inc. and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is absolutely necessary. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to understand the nuances of their local real estate market.

While important, an appraisal is not about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on your home's market value.

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

Going to sell your home yourself?

An increasing amount of VA 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 for top dollar, you need a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, we're human too, we understand its difficult hard 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 to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while negotiating when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help decrease the odds of unknown problems that cause sales to backslide

It can be surprising to people to discover their home's value is more than they originally believed. So investing in an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they originally thought. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated impression of the value of their home, 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 instead of gathering dust 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 Loudoun County

You may have a very skilled agent but it's definitely a good idea to get an unbiased second opinion of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Forte Appraisal Service, Inc. comes in. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in this scenario. You and agent will get a detailed description for your property and its features which will give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a detailed analysis of recent comparable properties in the area.

Forte Appraisal Service, Inc. also are available for general consulting

Have you decided against a full appraisal but still need 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 assistance analyzing local property and sales data. We have services tailored especially for customers like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

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

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We will provide you with personalized information for your particular appraisal need. We'll be thrilled to give you suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Quick turnarounds on appraisals: 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.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide quite a few different of report types, 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 Forte Appraisal Service, Inc.: Documents we deliver are clearly written, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions regarding your appraisal, after you've read the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!