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Putting a house on the market in or near Westmoreland County? Contact Kent Watson Appraisals and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is a step in the right direction. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to get a handle on real estate market forces.

We are not talking about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want for it. Instead, an appraisal assesses the true market value of your home. Something is only worth what another person is going to give you.

Contact us for any questions regarding the specific services for home sellers we offer.

Need help setting a price when selling yourself?

More and more Pennsylvania homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance 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 expert 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 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 useful negotiating tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Alert you of problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Lower the chances of unidentified problems that cause sales to flop
People are surprised when they find out their home's value is quite a bit more than they thought. So spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they originally expected. Others have an an inflated impression of their home's value, and an appraisal gave them 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 causes buyers to back off, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting your valuable time and draining your resources while getting nothing done.

Pre-listing appraisals in Greensburg

You may have an extremely talented agent, but it's definitely a good idea to get an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value before signing a listing contract. Kent Watson Appraisals can help. An appraisal can be invaluable in a scenario like this. It will give both you and your agent a comprehensive breakdown of the unique features of your property and give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a record of recent comparable properties in the area.

Serving Westmoreland County with the finest real estate consulting services

If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want assistance gathering local property and sales data, we offer services designed especially for clients like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

This is a little bit of what to expect when you place an order for an appraisal through Kent Watson Appraisals...

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our clients. We'll be delighted to offer suggestions - just tell us what your situation is.
  • Quick turnaround on appraisals: Normally in a week's time or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Consulting and appraisal report presentations that suit YOUR needs: We've preformed quite a few of assignments, and we understand that in the business of real estate appraising, there isn't a typical or standard "cookie cutter" report. We provide quite a few different types of reports and have know how at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum and in an easy to read format with consumers in mind.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick response from Kent Watson Appraisals: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are written in plain English, simple to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any inquiries regarding your appraisal after you've read the report, we suggest that you simply email or call us!