Putting a house on the market in or near Fairfax County? Contact AAL APPRAISALS, LLC 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 a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays you in the long run! Unless the 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 real estate market forces.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Instead, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for any questions regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Need help setting a price when selling yourself?

Quite a few VA homeowners are choosing 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, with minimal waiting and for top dollar, what you need is a skilled appraiser. You need objective opinions, it can be very hard to take an objective look at 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:

  • Be a very beneficial bargaining tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Alert you of problems and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Prevent the possibility of unrevealed problems that cause sales to backslide

Folks are sometimes surprised to discover their home's value is more than they originally believed. So spending a little on a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they thought they would get. Others have an an exaggerated opinion when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Fairfax County

You may have a highly skilled agent but it's in your best interest to get an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. Let AAL APPRAISALS, LLC help. 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 newest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Serving VA with unsurpassed real estate consulting services

Have you decided against an entire appraisal but would like some information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want assistance collecting local property and sales data. We have services designed for the needs of consumers like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

Here's what you can expect when you order an appraisal from ....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our clients We'll be more then happy to offer suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Quick turnarounds on appraisals: Typically in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide quite a few different of types of reports, and have know how at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick follow-up from AAL APPRAISALS, LLC: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are clearly written, understandable, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any inquiries about your appraisal, after you've read the report, we encourage you to email or call us!