Selling your home in the New Orleans metropolitan area (6 parishes)? Contact Smith Appraisal Services 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 a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's practically impossible for them to get a handle on their local real estate market.

You could be thinking about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want for it. You see, the appraisal measures your home's market value. A home is only going to sell for the price another person is going to give you.

Contact us for details regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Need help setting a price when selling yourself?

More and more Louisiana 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, quickly and for the best price, you need a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get an objective opinion, we're human too, we understand its difficult difficult to take an objective look at 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.

In addition to helping you set a realistic asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Allow you to have the edge while bargaining once you have a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Make you aware of issues and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help decrease the possibility of hidden problems that cause sales to go up in smoke
Folks are sometimes surprised to discover their home's value is much more than they thought. So investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to receive several thousand more than they originally expected. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated assessment when they put a value on their home, and by getting an appraisal it gave them the assistance they needed in order 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 will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in the New Orleans metropolitan area (6 parishes)

You might have a highly talented agent, but it's definitely a good idea to get an analysis of your home's value before finalizing a listing agreement. Let Smith Appraisal Services help. An appraisal can be indispensable in this scenario. It will give both you and your agent a detailed description for the unique features of your property and give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a detailed analysis of the latest comparable properties in the area.

Smith Appraisal Services offers general consulting

You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you require some help gathering local sales and property data. We can be a resource for your real estate quandaries with services especially designed for consumers with your real estate needs.

When you order an appraisal report through us, expect the following....

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our customers. We'll be delighted to provide suggestions - just tell us what your situation is.
  • Swift turnaround time: Normally one week or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Appraisal and consulting report presentations that suit YOUR needs: We've worked on a lot of assignments, and we've learned that when it comes to real estate consulting and appraising, it's naive to think there's a typical or standard "cookie cutter" assignment. We provide a variety of report types and are well seasoned at providing appraisals to consumers sans the industry jargon so that you don't have to be real estate attorney to understand it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a fast response from Smith Appraisal Services: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are written in plain English, simple to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion about your appraisal after you've read through the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!