Getting an appraisal from Kelly Appraisals before putting your Goshen home on the market saves you time and money.

If you're planning on putting your house on the market soon, an appraisal is a step in the right direction. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays in the long run! Unless a homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's practically impossible for them to fully grasp local real estate values.

You're probably, as a homeowner, fixated on how much you have invested in your home, or how much you want for it. Rather, an appraisal assesses the true market value of your home. After all, a home is only going to sell for the price another person is willing to give you.

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

Going to sell your home yourself?

More and more Indiana homeowners are deciding 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, with minimal waiting and for the best price, what you need is a skilled appraiser. It can be very difficult to get an objective opinion, we're human too, we understand its difficult difficult to take an objective look at your 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 sensible asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Be a very useful 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 issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Decrease the possibility of hidden problems that cause sales to go up in smoke
Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out that their home's value is much more than they thought. So taking the first step and spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they originally expected. Others have an an inflated assessment of the value of their home, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home - allowing them to quickly sell it - instead of waiting on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting your valuable time and draining your resources while getting nothing done.

We also help agents price homes in Elkhart County

You may have an extremely skillful agent, but it's in your best interest to get an unbiased second opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Kelly Appraisals comes in. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate writeup of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the the latest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Consulting services for Goshen Sellers: Keep a local expert at your disposal

Possibly you've already decided you don't need to go as far as getting a full appraisal but would like some information about how Elkhart real estate is doing in your area? We have services designed for the needs of customers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

When you order an appraisal report from Kelly Appraisals, expect the following....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We personalize information to the needs of our customers. Just tell us your situation, and we will give you suggestions.
  • Fast turnaround time: Normally in a week's time or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a PDF ready for you to download from our site or in your e-mail.
  • Consulting and appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've done a large amount of assignments, and we know that when it comes to real estate appraising, it's naive to think there's a typical or standard "boiler place" report. We provide a variety of types of reports and are skilled at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be real estate attorney to read it.
  • Prompt response to follow-up questions: Reports we write 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 the report, we encourage you to email or call us!