Putting a house on the market in or near Placer County? Contact Kathleen Westoby Berengue, CRA and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is absolutely necessary. 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 local real estate values.

We are not talking about how much you have invested in your home, or how much you want for it. Instead, the appraisal measures your home's market value.

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

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

Quite a few CA homeowners are making the decision 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, quickly and to get the most you can, what you need is a professional appraisal. You need objective opinions, and we understand that it's difficult 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 will getting a professional appraisal help you set a astute asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very useful bargaining tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Call attention to any issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Lower the odds of unknown problems that cause sales to flop

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out that their home's value is more than they originally believed. So investing in an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they thought they would get. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated opinion of the value of their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than gathering dust on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a professional value opinion before listing

Even if you have with a very skillful agent, it's in your best interest to get an unbiased second opinion of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Kathleen Westoby Berengue, CRA comes in. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a definitive description of your home's features and a detailed breakdown of the most recent and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

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

Not wanting to get an entire appraisal but are looking for information about the health of your area's real estate? Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you need assistance gathering local property and sales data. We can help solve your real estate concerns with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

When you order an appraisal report from us, expect the following....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We tailor information to the needs of our clients We'll be thrilled to give you suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Quick turnarounds for appraisals: Normally one week or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've preformed a lot of assignments, and we understand that practice of real estateappraising there is no typical or standard, "generic" assignment. We provide many different of report types, and have a lot of experience at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a fast follow-up from Kathleen Westoby Berengue, CRA: Documents we deliver are written in plain English, understandable, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any questions about your appraisal, after you've read through the report, just give us a call or email us!