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Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from Robert B. Leger, Appraisal.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is a step in the right direction. Don't think of an appraisal as purely an expense; it's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to fully grasp local real estate values.

You, as a homeowner, might be fixated on how much you have invested in your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, an appraisal assesses the true market value of your home. Technically, something is only going to sell for the price another person is going to give you.

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

Selling on your own?

More and more New Jersey homeowners are making the decision to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and for the best price, what you need is a qualified appraiser. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, it can be very 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 astute asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool while speaking with 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 last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Decrease the possibility of hidden problems that cause sales to deteriorate
It can be surprising to people to discover the value of their home is quite a bit more than they thought. So spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to receive thousands more than they expected they would get. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated impression when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of sitting on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Somerset County

You might have an extremely skillful agent, but it's in your best interest to get an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value before signing a listing agreement. And that's where Robert B. Leger, Appraisal comes in. An appraisal can be indispensable in a scenario like this. It will give both you and your agent a comprehensive description for your property and its features which will give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a record of recent comparable properties in the area.

Robert B. Leger, Appraisal provides general consulting

If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you'd still like assistance collecting local property and sales data, we can provide assistance for your real estate decisions with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

After 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 will give you information tailored for your particular appraisal need. Just explain your situation, and we will provide suggestions.
  • Swift turnaround time: Typically in a week's time or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've done quite a few of assignments, and we know that practice of real estate consulting and appraising it's naive to think there's a typical or standard, "boiler place" assignment. We offer a variety of report types, and are skilled at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Prompt to follow-up questions: When we create reports, we make sure they are written in plain English, understandable, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion regarding your appraisal once you've read through the report, we suggest that you simply email or call us!