Getting an appraisal from Daniel J. Smith Appraisals before putting your Allegheny County home on the market saves you time and money.

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to understand the nuances of real estate market forces.

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 to sell it for. Rather, an appraisal assesses the true market value of your home. After all, a home is only going to sell for the price another person is offering to pay.

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

Selling on your own?

Quite a few Pennsylvania 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 top dollar, what you need is a expert appraiser. You need an objective opinion, we're human too, we understand its difficult difficult 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.

In addition to helping you set a sensible asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Allow you to have the edge while negotiating 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 problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Decrease the odds of hidden problems that cause sales to deteriorate
People are surprised when they find out their home's value is higher than they originally thought. So taking the first step and investing in an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they originally expected. Alternatively, some people have an inflated impression of the value of their home, and an appraisal gave them the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price for their home in order for it to sell quickly - instead of sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home causes buyers to back off, which means no offers and no closing, wasting your valuable time and draining your resources while getting nothing done.

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

You might have a highly skillful agent, but it's in your best interest to have an unbiased second opinion of value prior to signing a listing contract. And that's where Daniel J. Smith Appraisals comes in. An appraisal can be indispensable in this scenario. It will give both you and your agent a complete breakdown for the unique features of your property which will give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a record of recent comparable properties in the area.

Daniel J. Smith Appraisals offers general consulting

If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want some help analyzing local sales and property data, we can provide assistance for your real estate concerns with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

If you're wondering what you'll be getting from Daniel J. Smith Appraisals when ordering an appraisal just take a look....

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our clients. Just tell us your situation, and we will offer you suggestions.
  • Fast turnaround on appraisals: Normally one week 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 formats to suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, one size does NOT fit all. We provide a variety of report types and have know how at providing appraisals to clients minus the industry jargon and in an easy to read format with consumers in mind.
  • Quick reply to follow-up questions: When we write reports, we make sure they are clearly written, easy to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions about your appraisal after you've read through the report, we suggest that you simply email or call us!