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Selling your home in or near Saint Louis County? Contact Harbor Appraisals, LLC 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 an appraisal as purely an expense; 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 hard for them to get a handle on their local real estate market.

You're probably focused on the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you need to get out of it. Rather, an appraisal assesses how much your home will bring on the open market. Technically, something is only going to sell for the price another person is offering to give you.

Contact us for details regarding the specific services for home sellers we offer.

Selling on your own?

Quite a few Minnesota 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 to get the most you can, you need a professional appraisal. You need an objective opinion, it's very difficult to be objective about 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.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a sound asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Be a very beneficial negotiating tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Call attention to any issues and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Prevent the chances of unrevealed problems that cause sales to deteriorate
People are surprised when they find out that the value of their home is a great deal more than they thought. So investing in an appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they could have originally banked. Alternatively, some people have an inflated opinion when they put a value on their home, and by getting an appraisal it helped them to to set a more reasonable price for their home - allowing them to quickly sell it - instead of gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting your valuable time and draining your resources while you're in Real Estate "limbo".

Get a professional value opinion before listing

You might have an extremely skillful agent, but it's in your best interest to have an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value before finalizing a listing agreement. Harbor Appraisals, LLC can help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a definitive writeup of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the the latest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Serving Saint Louis County with unmatched real estate consulting services

Not sure if you need a full appraisal but still need some information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? We can help solve your real estate concerns with services especially tailored for customers with your real estate needs.

If you're wondering what you can expect 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 response ASAP: We tailor information to the needs of our clients. We'll be delighted to provide suggestions - just tell us what your situation is.
  • Fast turnaround time: Normally one week or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Consulting and appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, one size does NOT fit all. We offer a lot of different types of reports and have know how 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.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a prompt response from Harbor Appraisals, LLC: Reports we write are written in plain English, understandable, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries regarding your appraisal once you've read the report, just give us a call or email us!