Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Peak Appraisals, Inc. will ensure you get it right.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in a professional appraisal. Don't think of an appraisal as purely an expense; 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 difficult for them to fully grasp local real estate values.

It's tempting to want to base your home's value on the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Instead, an appraisal provides a professional opinion on your home's market value. After all, a home 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 yourself instead of using a real estate agent and need help with pricing?

More and more Michigan 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, quickly and to get the most you can, you need a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get an objective opinion, and we understand that it's difficult to be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

In addition to helping you set a sound asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Allow you to have the edge while negotiating once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Call attention to any issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Lower the chances of hidden problems that cause sales to deteriorate
Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out that their home's value is quite a bit more than they thought. So taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they expected they would get. Others have an an inflated impression 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 gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home causes buyers to back off, which means no offers and no closing, wasting your valuable time and draining your resources while your house waits for a buyer.

We also help agents price homes in Oakland County

You may have a highly talented agent, but it's definitely a good idea to get an unbiased second opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. Let Peak Appraisals, Inc. help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have an accurate writeup of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the most recent and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

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

Don't need a full appraisal but are looking for information about how Oakland real estate is doing in your area? We have services designed for the needs of consumers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

After you order an appraisal report through Peak Appraisals, Inc., expect the following....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We will provide you with information tailored for your particular appraisal need. We'll be thrilled to give you suggestions - just tell us what your situation is.
  • Fast turnaround on appraisals: Typically 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 formats to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, one size does NOT fit all. We offer a variety of report types and are skillful at providing appraisals to consumers sans the industry jargon and in an easy to digest format with the general public in mind.
  • Fast reply to follow-up questions: When we write reports, we make sure they are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any inquiries about your appraisal once you've read through the report, we suggest that you simply email or call us!