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Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from HORNE AND ASSOCIATES, LLC.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays you in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to understand the nuances of real estate market forces.

We are not talking about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want for it. Rather, an appraisal assesses the true market value of your home. Once you break it all down, at the end of the day, your house is only going to sell for what another person is offering to pay.

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

Going to sell your home yourself?

Quite a few Ohio 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 for the best price, what you need is a skilled appraiser. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very difficult 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 selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Allow you to have the edge while negotiating while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Call attention to any issues and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Decrease the odds of unidentified problems that cause sales to backslide
Folks are sometimes 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 several thousand more than they originally thought. Others have an an inflated impression of the value of their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to 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, wasting your valuable time and draining your resources while your house waits for a buyer.

We also help agents price homes in Delaware County

You may have a very skillful agent, but it's definitely a good idea to get an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to signing a listing contract. Let HORNE AND ASSOCIATES, LLC help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the the newest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

A resource for for local real estate knowledge

If you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want some help analyzing local sales and property data, we can be a resource for your real estate decisions with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

When you order an appraisal report from HORNE AND ASSOCIATES, LLC, you can expect....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We personalize information to the needs of our customers. We'll be thrilled to offer suggestions - just tell us what your situation is.
  • Swift turnarounds for appraisals: Normally in a week's time or less from the date the request is received, we can have a copy, in PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats to suit YOUR needs: We've worked on many of assignments, and we've learned that in the business of real estate consulting and appraising there is no typical or standard, "cookie cutter" report. We provide a variety of report types, and are skillful at providing appraisals to clients sans the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Prompt reply to follow-up questions: When we write reports, we make sure they 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 once you've read the report, we encourage you to email or call us!