Selling your home in or near Shelby County? Contact DB Appraisal Services, Inc and make sure you're setting the price right.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and 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 fully grasp real estate market forces.

You, as a homeowner, might be fixated on how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Instead, an appraisal assesses the true market value of your home. Once you break it all down, at the end of the day, your house is only going to sell for the price another person is willing to pay.

Contact us for information regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Selling yourself instead of using a real estate agent and need help with pricing?

More and more Alabama homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, what you need is a qualified appraiser. The best thing to have is an objective opinion, we're human too, we understand its difficult difficult to be objective about your 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.

In addition to helping you set a sound selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Give you an advantage while bargaining once you have a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Lower the possibility of unrevealed problems that cause sales to fall through
Folks are sometimes surprised to discover the value of their home is higher than they originally thought. So taking the first step and spending a little on a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they expected they would get. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated opinion of their home's value, and an appraisal gave them the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home - allowing them to quickly sell it - instead of gathering dust on the market for months. Asking too much for a home will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a professional value opinion before listing

Even if you have an extremely talented agent, it's definitely a good idea to have an analysis of value prior to signing a listing agreement. Let DB Appraisal Services, Inc help. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in this scenario. You and your agent will get a complete breakdown for your property and its features 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.

Sometimes it's useful to have a general resource for local real estate knowledge

Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you require some help analyzing local property and sales data. We can be a resource for your real estate concerns with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

Here's what to expect when you order an appraisal through us...

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our customers. We'll be thrilled to offer suggestions - just let us know what your situation is.
  • Fast turnaround on appraisals: Typically one week or less from the date the request is received, we can have a PDF ready for you to download from our site or in your e-mail.
  • Consulting and appraisal report presentations to suit YOUR needs: We've worked on lots of assignments, and we know that when providing real estate appraising, it's naive to think there's a typical or standard "generic" report. We offer a variety of types of reports and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers sans the industry jargon so that you don't have to be real estate attorney to read it.
  • Quick response to follow-up questions: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions regarding your appraisal once you've read through the report, we suggest that you simply email or call us!