Putting a house on the market in or near Oakland County? Contact Clearbrook Appraisal 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 in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to understand real estate market forces.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Instead, the appraisal measures the true market value of your home.

Contact us for information regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Need help setting a price when selling yourself?

Quite a few MI homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and for the best price, what you need is a professional appraisal. You need objective opinions, and we understand that it's hard 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 sensible asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while negotiating when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Call attention to any problems and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help prevent the possibility of hidden problems that cause sales to backslide

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out that the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So by taking the first step and spending a little on a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an inflated impression 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 gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Pre-listing appraisals in Oakland County

You might have a very skillful agent but it's definitely a good idea to have an unbiased second opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Clearbrook Appraisal comes in. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a precise description of your home's features and a detailed breakdown of the newest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Consulting services for MI Sellers: Have a local expert at your disposal

Don't need a full appraisal but would like some information about how real estate is doing in your area? If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you need assistance analyzing local property and sales data. We can be a resource for your real estate quandaries with services especially tailored for consumers with your real estate needs.

When you order an appraisal report from , you can expect....

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our clients We'll be thrilled to offer suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Quick turnarounds for appraisals: Normally in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: We've worked on a large amount of assignments, and we've learned that in the business of real estateappraising it's naive to think there's a typical or standard, "generic" report. We provide a variety of types of reports, and are experienced 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.
  • Prompt reply to follow-up questions: Our reports are clearly written, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries about your appraisal, after you've read the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!