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Getting an appraisal from Joe Johnson Appraisals before putting your Frankfort home on the market saves you time and money.

If you're planning on putting your house on the market soon, an appraisal is a step in the right direction. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays in the long run! Unless a homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to get a handle on real estate market forces.

We are not talking about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Rather, an appraisal assesses your home's market value. A home is only going to sell for the price another person is willing to pay.

Contact us for information regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Need help setting a price when selling yourself?

Quite a few Kentucky homeowners are deciding 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, quickly and for the best price, you need a qualified appraiser. It can be very difficult to get an objective opinion, it's 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.

Not only can getting a professional appraisal help you set a sound selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Allow you to have the edge while bargaining when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Alert you of problems and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help lower the odds of unrevealed problems that cause sales to go up in smoke
People are surprised when they find out the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they could have originally netted. Others have an an exaggerated opinion of the value of their home, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly - rather than waiting on the market for months. Asking too much for a home causes buyers to back off, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a professional value opinion before listing

Even if you're working with the most experienced agent, it's in your best interest to get an analysis of your home's value before signing a listing contract. And that's where Joe Johnson Appraisals comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a definitive description of your home's features and a detailed breakdown of the the latest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

We also offer general consulting

Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want assistance collecting local property and sales data. We can be a resource for your real estate concerns with services especially designed for consumers with your real estate needs.

If you're curious what to expect from Joe Johnson Appraisals when you order an appraisal just take a look....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our clients. Just tell us your situation, and we will make suggestions.
  • Quick turnaround time: Usually one week or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Consulting and appraisal report presentations that suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, one size does NOT fit all. We provide a variety of types of reports and have a lot of experience at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum and in an easy to digest format with the general public in mind.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a prompt response from Joe Johnson Appraisals: Documents we deliver are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions about your appraisal once you've read the report, just give us a call or email us!