Getting an appraisal from Central Valley Home Appraisal before putting your Porterville 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 makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to understand the nuances of local real estate values.

We are not talking about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market. Once you break it all down, at the end of the day, your house is only going to sell for the price another person is going to pay.

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

Appraisals are valuable tools for families selling without an agent

More and more California homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, quickly and for the best price, you need a skilled appraiser. It can be very difficult to get an objective opinion, and we understand that it's difficult to take an objective look at 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 sound asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Be a very beneficial bargaining tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Make you aware of issues 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 deteriorate
People are surprised to discover their home's value is more than they originally believed. So investing in a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they could have originally netted. Alternatively, some people have an inflated opinion of the value of their home, and an appraisal helped them to to set a more reasonable price for their home in order for it to sell quickly - instead of gathering dust on the market for months. Asking too much for a home causes buyers to back off, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a professional value opinion before listing

You might have a highly talented agent, but it's definitely a good idea to get an analysis of your home's value before finalizing a listing contract. Let Central Valley Home Appraisal help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have an accurate writeup of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the the latest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

We also are available for general consulting

If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want some help analyzing local sales and property data, we have services tailored for the needs of customers like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

If you're curious what you'll be getting from us when ordering an appraisal just take a look....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a fast response: We tailor information to the needs of our customers. Just tell us your situation, and we will offer you suggestions.
  • Quick turnaround for appraisals: Usually in a week's time or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've done lots of assignments, and we've learned that in the business of real estate appraising, it's naive to think there's a typical or standard "cookie cutter" assignment. We offer a lot of different types of reports and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to clients minus the industry jargon so that you don't have to be real estate attorney to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a prompt response from Central Valley Home Appraisal: When we deliver a report to our clients, 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. Should you have any inquiries regarding your appraisal after you've read the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!