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Selling your home in or near Sullivan County? Contact Larkins Appraisal Services and make sure you're setting the price right.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to fully grasp 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, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market.

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

Going to sell your home yourself?

Quite a few TN 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 for top dollar, what you need is a skilled 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.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a sensible asking price to attract more potential 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 your home's condition inside and out
  • Alert you of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Prevent the possibility of hidden problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

It can be surprising to people when they find out the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So by taking the first step and investing in an appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an inflated opinion of the value of their home, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Sullivan County

Even if you're working with a very skillful agent, it's in your best interest to have an unbiased second opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. Larkins Appraisal Services can help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the latest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Serving Sullivan County with the very best real estate consulting services

Don't need a full appraisal but would like some information about the health of your area's real estate? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want assistance collecting local sales and property data. We have services designed for the needs of consumers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

This is a little bit of what to expect when you order an appraisal through ....

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our clients We'll be more then happy to give you suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Fast turnarounds for 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.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide a variety of types of reports, and are skillful 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 prompt follow-up from Larkins Appraisal Services: Reports we create are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion about your appraisal, once you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!