Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Clerget Appraisal Service will ensure you get it right.

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

You could be fixated on how much you have invested in your home, or how much you want to sell it for. You see, an appraisal assesses how much your home will bring on the open market. Technically, something is only going to sell for the price another person is willing to give you.

Contact us for information regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Selling on your own?

An increasing amount of Tennessee homeowners are making the decision 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 to get the most you can, you need a skilled appraiser. You need objective opinions, and we understand that 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 astute selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Be a very helpful bargaining tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Call attention to any issues and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help lower the chances of unknown problems that cause sales to fall through
It can be surprising to people when they find out that their home's value is more than they originally believed. So by taking the first step and spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to receive thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated opinion of the value of their home, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than sitting on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Shelby County

Even if you're working with the most experienced agent, it's in your best interest to get an analysis of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. Clerget Appraisal Service can help. An appraisal can be invaluable in a scenario like this. You and agent will get a complete breakdown for the unique features of your property which will give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a detailed analysis of recent comparable properties in the area.

Serving Tennessee with unsurpassed real estate consulting services

Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want assistance collecting local sales and property data. We have services designed especially for consumers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

After you order an appraisal report through us, you can expect....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We will give you information tailored for your individual appraisal need. We'll be thrilled to offer suggestions - just let us know what your situation is.
  • Swift turnarounds on appraisals: Normally in a week's time or less from the date the request is received, we can have a PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats to suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer a lot of different of report types, and are familiar at providing appraisals to consumers 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 prompt follow-up from Clerget Appraisal Service: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are clearly written, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion about your appraisal once you've read through the report, just give us a call or email us!