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

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is absolutely necessary. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to understand real estate market forces.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you have invested in your home, or how much you want for it. Rather, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market.

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

Going to sell your home yourself?

Quite a few NY homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, what you need is a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, and we understand that it's hard to take an objective look at 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 astute selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very valuable bargaining 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 problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Prevent the possibility of unidentified problems that cause sales to backslide

Folks are sometimes surprised to discover their home's value is quite a bit more than they thought. So spending a little on an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated assessment of the value of their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

You may have a highly talented agent but it's in your best interest to get an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. Sirius Appraisal Services can help. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a precise description of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the most recent and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Sometimes it's useful to have a general resource for local real estate knowledge

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but are looking for information about the health of your area's real estate? Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you'd still like some help gathering local property and sales data. We offer services designed especially for customers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

If your curious what you'll be getting from when you order an appraisal just take a look....

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We will give you personalized information for your individual appraisal need. Just tell us your situation and we will make suggestions.
  • Fast turnarounds on appraisals: Usually in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a 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 offer a variety of types of reports, and have know how 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.
  • Quick to follow-up questions: Our reports are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any questions about your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!