Putting a house on the market in or near New Haven County? Contact RCB Appraisal Service and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. 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 a professional appraiser does, it's practically impossible for them to understand their local real estate market.

This isn't a discussion of how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Rather, the appraisal measures your home's market value.

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

Appraisals are valuable tools for people selling without an agent

Quite a few CT homeowners are choosing 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, with minimal waiting and for the best price, what you need is a skilled appraiser. You need objective opinions, 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 will getting a professional appraisal help you set a realistic selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very useful negotiating tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Lower the possibility of hidden problems that cause sales to fall through

It can be surprising to people to discover their home's value is more than they originally believed. So by taking the first step and spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to receive several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an overestimated assessment of their home's value, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order 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 valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in New Haven County

Even if you have with an extremely talented agent, it's definitely a good idea to have of value prior to signing a listing agreement. Let RCB Appraisal Service help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Serving CT with unmatched real estate consulting services

Have you decided against a full appraisal but are looking for information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you'd still like some help collecting local property and sales data. We have services designed especially for customers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

Here's what you can expect when you order an appraisal from ....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our customers Just tell us your situation and give you suggestions.
  • Quick turnarounds for appraisals: Typically in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer quite a few different of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers minus the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Fast to follow-up questions: Reports we write are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any questions about your appraisal, once you've read the report, we encourage you to email or call us!