Thinking about selling your home without an agent? If the allure of receiving the full asking price without having to shell out real estate commissions has led you down the “For Sale by Owner” (FSBO) way, you’ve got some pretty tough decisions to make. Speaking of the full asking price, have you come up with a figure yet?
The last thing you want is to either overprice or undervalue your house. Your selling price has to be just right since buyers may want to confirm whether the asking and offering price is appropriate. What to do? Well, what you need is some valuation support, and this is where Hooks and Associate comes in.
According to the National Association of Realtors, every month at least 1 out of 10 realtors report that incorrect appraisal values sabotage a home sale. If you don’t want your home sale to be among the negative statistic, it’s best that you have a correct picture of how much money your house is worth by enlisting a qualified and certified appraiser in California before listing your home.
Hooks and Associates is a certified company that has a team of highly qualified, experienced and certified real estate appraisers. Since the inception of our company in 1994, thousands of clients, including homeowners, realtors, attorneys, CPAs and tax preparation experts, have been relying on us to provide accurate and substantive real estate appraisals.
Our Certified Real Estate Appraiser, John Hooks, has more than 30 years worth of experience dealing all types of real estate appraisals, including appraisals for FSBO and prelistings. His expertise and professionalism has earned him a great reputation amongst his peers and is highly regarded as one of the top real estate appraisers in California.
A certified appraisal, like the one we provide, is the utmost standard available to establish the precise fair market value of your home. By having our certified and accurate FSBO appraisal at the beginning of the sale process, you can rest assured that your house will not only be priced right, but that it will sell within the soonest possible time.
Thinking of making home renovations? If so, you will want a prospective valuation appraisal beforehand. We can do a prospective valuation that will help you know how much your house will be worth after the improvements. This will enable you to know if is financially worth it to get on with the home improvements. However, there are some cases when you may choose to make home improvements even if it doesn’t necessarily lead to financial gain. This is especially if your house is in disrepair and needs fixing up.
At Hooks and Associates, are truly committed to helping you know the prospective value of your home so you can make well-informed decisions when selling your home. By getting FSBO and prelisting appraisal will help you establish the accurate price for your home and boost your chances of selling your house quickly.
An additional complication of selling a home without an agent is if it will be a cash sale, that is funding is not providing through and institutional lender. When banks and other institutional lenders are involved, there is an established process in California where the appraiser is randomly assigned. This does not occur with cash sale, but the buyer may want to have an independent confirmation of the home's value. Hooks and Associates has experience in conducting appraisals in this situation and will provide a neutral, accurate home valuation.