Putting a house on the market in or near Los Angeles County? Contact Miller Realty and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is absolutely necessary. Don't think of an appraisal as purely an expense; it pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to fully grasp their local real estate market.

You, as a homeowner, might be focused on how much you have invested in your home, or how much you want for it. Rather, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market. Once you break it all down, at the end of the day, your house is only going to sell for the price another person is willing to give you.

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

For Sale By Owner?

More and more California homeowners are making the decision to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, what you need is a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very difficult to take an objective look at 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.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Be a very useful bargaining tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Call attention to any issues and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Lower the odds of unknown problems that cause sales to backslide
It can be surprising to people when they find out that their home's value is a great deal more than they thought. So investing in an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an overestimated assessment of the value of their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

Even if you have with the most experienced agent, it's definitely a good idea to get an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing contract. Let Miller Realty help. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a definitive description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Miller Realty provides general consulting

If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you require assistance analyzing local sales and property data, we can help solve your real estate quandaries with services especially designed for consumers with your real estate needs.

Here's what to expect when you place an order for an appraisal from us...

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We tailor information to the needs of our customers. Just explain your situation, and we will offer you suggestions.
  • Swift turnaround time: Normally in a week's time or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer a lot of different of types of reports, and have know how at providing appraisals to clients 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 fast follow-up from Miller Realty: Documents we deliver are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion concerning your appraisal after you've read the report, we suggest that you simply email or call us!