Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from Judge Appraisal.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to get a handle on real estate market forces.

This isn't a discussion of how much you have invested in your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on your home's market value.

Contact us for any questions regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Going to sell your home yourself?

Quite a few CA homeowners are choosing 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 expert appraiser. The best thing to have is 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 explain to you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

Not only can getting a professional appraisal help you set a sensible asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very beneficial bargaining tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Alert you of issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Decrease the odds of unidentified problems that cause sales to backslide

People are surprised when they find out that their home's value is higher than they originally thought. So spending a little on an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they thought they would get. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated impression when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of sitting on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Southern California

You might have an extremely experienced agent but it's definitely a good idea to have of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Judge Appraisal comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a precise summarizing of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the most recent and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Serving Southern California with unmatched real estate consulting services

Have you decided against a full appraisal but are looking for information about the health of your area's real estate? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you'd still like some help gathering local property and sales data. We offer services tailored especially for clients like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

When you order an appraisal report through us, expect the following....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a prompt response: We tailor information to the needs of our clients We'll be more then happy to give you suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Fast turnarounds on appraisals: Typically one week 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 arrangements that suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide a variety of types of reports, and are well seasoned at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a fast follow-up from Judge Appraisal: Documents we deliver are clearly written, understandable, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion dealing your appraisal, after you've read the report, we suggest that you email or call us!