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Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from Florida Gulf Coast Appraisal Services.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in a professional appraisal. Don't think of an appraisal as purely an expense; it's worth every penny in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's practically impossible for them to fully grasp local real estate values.

It's tempting to want to base your home's value on how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Rather, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market. Technically, something is only going to sell for what another person is going to pay.

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

Going to sell your home yourself?

An increasing amount of Florida homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and for top dollar, what you need is a professional appraisal. 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 tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

In addition to helping you set a sensible selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Be a very helpful negotiating tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Make you aware of problems and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Lower the odds of unidentified problems that cause sales to flop
People are surprised when they find out the value of their home is a great deal more than they thought. So investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to receive several thousand more than they expected they would get. Others have an an overestimated assessment of the value of their home, and by getting an appraisal it gave them 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. Asking too much for a home will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting your valuable time and draining your resources while your home sits on the market.

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

Even if you have a very skilled agent, it's in your best interest to get an analysis of your home's value before signing a listing agreement. Florida Gulf Coast Appraisal Services can help. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a precise description of your home's features and a detailed breakdown of the most recent and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

A resource for for local real estate knowledge

Possibly you've already decided you don't need to go as far as getting an entire appraisal but would like some information about the status of your area's real estate? We can help solve your real estate concerns with services especially designed for customers with your real estate needs.

After you order an appraisal report from us, you can expect....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a immediate response: We will give you personalized information for your individual appraisal need. Just tell us your situation, and we will make suggestions.
  • Swift 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.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, one size does NOT fit all. We provide a variety of report types and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers without a lot of the industry jargon so that you don't have to be real estate attorney to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick response from Florida Gulf Coast Appraisal Services: When we write reports, we make sure they are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions about your appraisal after you've read the report, we suggest that you simply email or call us!