Getting an appraisal from Chris Peterson before putting your Orange County home on the market saves you time and money.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is absolutely necessary. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to get a handle on real estate market forces.

We are not talking about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want for it. Instead, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on how much your home will bring on the open market.

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

For Sale By Owner?

An increasing amount of CA homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, quickly and for the best price, you need a qualified appraiser. It can be very difficult to get 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 inform you of 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
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Alert you of problems and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help prevent the odds of hidden problems that cause sales to backslide

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out the value of their home is higher than they first thought. So by taking the first step and investing in an appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an inflated opinion when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

We also help agents price homes in Orange County

Even if you're working with a very skilled agent, it's definitely a good idea to have an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. Chris Peterson can help. An appraisal can be invaluable in a scenario like this. It will give both you and your agent a complete description for the unique features of your property and give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a detailed analysis of the latest comparable properties in the area.

Chris Peterson also offer general consulting

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but would like some information about the health of your area's real estate? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you'd still like some help collecting local property and sales data. We offer services designed especially for consumers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

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

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a immediate response: We personalize information to the needs of our clients We'll be thrilled to provide suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Quick turnaround time: Normally one week or less from the date the request is received, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: We've preformed quite a few of assignments, and we know that when it comes real estateappraising there isn't a typical or standard, "cookie cutter" assignment. We offer a lot of different of report types, and are well seasoned at providing appraisals to clients minus the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Fast to follow-up questions: Reports we create are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. If you have any questions dealing your appraisal, once you've read through the report, we suggest that you email or call us!