Getting an appraisal from Zaczek and Associates before putting your San Francisco County home on the market saves you time and money.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to understand the nuances of 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 for it. Rather, an appraisal assesses the true market value of your home.

Contact us for any questions regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Selling on your own?

Quite a few CA homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But to do it right, quickly and for the best price, you need a qualified appraiser. It can be very difficult to get 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.

Not only can 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 once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Call attention to any issues and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help prevent the possibility of unidentified problems that cause sales to deteriorate

People are surprised when they find out the value of their home is higher than they first thought. So spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an overestimated opinion of the value of their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Pre-listing appraisals in San Francisco

Even if you have with the most experienced agent, it's definitely a good idea to get an unbiased second opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Zaczek and Associates comes in. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a definitive description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Zaczek and Associates also provide general consulting

Not sure if you need an entire appraisal but are looking for information about how real estate is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you require assistance analyzing local property and sales data. We can provide assistance for your real estate dilemmas with services especially designed for clients with your real estate needs.

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

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a prompt response: We will provide you with information tailored for your individual appraisal need. We'll be delighted to offer suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Swift turnarounds on appraisals: Usually one week or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats to suit YOUR needs: We've worked on a lot of assignments, and we know that whether it's real estateappraising there is no typical or standard, "generic" report. We offer a variety of report types, and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to clients sans the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick follow-up from Zaczek and Associates: When we write reports, we make sure they are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any questions dealing your appraisal, after you've read the report, we suggest that you email or call us!