Getting an appraisal from Classic Valuations, Inc. before putting your Orange County home on the market saves you time and money.

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

We are not talking about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want for it. You see, an appraisal provides a professional opinion on the true market value of your home. Once you break it all down, at the end of the day, your house is only worth what another person is going to give you.

Contact us for details regarding services specialized for home sellers.

For Sale By Owner?

More and more Florida 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, with minimal waiting and for the best price, you need a qualified appraiser. It can be very difficult to get an objective opinion, it can be very 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 selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Allow you to have the edge while negotiating once you have a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Call attention to any problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help prevent the chances of unidentified problems that cause sales to deteriorate
Folks are sometimes surprised to discover their home's value is higher than they first thought. So taking the first step and spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they expected they would get. Others have an an inflated assessment of the value of their home, and an appraisal gave them the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price for their home in order for it to sell quickly - rather than waiting on the market for months. An overpriced 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

Even if you have an extremely talented agent, it's definitely a good idea to get an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value before finalizing a listing agreement. Let Classic Valuations, Inc. help. An appraisal can be indispensable in this scenario. It will give both you and your agent a complete description for your property and its features and give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a record of the latest comparable properties in the area.

We also provide general consulting

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 the real estate market is doing in your area? We can provide assistance for your real estate quandaries with services especially designed for customers with your real estate needs.

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

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our clients. Just explain your situation, and we will provide suggestions.
  • Fast turnaround time: Normally one week or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, one size does NOT fit all. We offer quite a few different report types and have a lot of experience at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum and in an easy to read format with consumers in mind.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a prompt response from Classic Valuations, Inc.: Reports we write are clearly written, simple to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion about your appraisal after you've read through the report, we suggest that you simply email or call us!