Home Seller Services

Selling your home in or near District Of Columbia County? Contact Johnson Real Estate Appraisals and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays in the long run! Unless a homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like an appraiser, it's practically impossible for them to understand the nuances of local real estate values.

It's tempting to want to base your home's value on how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want for it. You see, an appraisal assesses how much your home will bring on the open market. After all, a home is only worth the price another person is offering to pay.

Contact us for information regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Going to sell your home yourself?

Quite a few District of Columbia homeowners are choosing 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 to get the most you can, you need a expert appraiser. You need an objective opinion, we're human too, we understand its difficult hard to be objective about your 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.

In addition to helping you set a sound asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Be a very helpful bargaining tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help prevent the odds of unidentified problems that cause sales to flop
It can be surprising to people when they find out their home's value is more than they originally believed. So investing in a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they could have originally gotten. Others have an an overestimated assessment of their home's value, and by getting an appraisal it helped them to to realistically price their home - allowing them to quickly sell it - rather than gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home causes buyers to back off, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in District Of Columbia County

Even if you're working with the most experienced agent, it's definitely a good idea to get an unbiased second opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. Let Johnson Real Estate Appraisals help. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate summarizing of your home's features and a detailed breakdown of the the newest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Serving Washington with unsurpassed real estate consulting services

If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want assistance analyzing local sales and property data, we have services designed for the needs of clients like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

When you order an appraisal report through Johnson Real Estate Appraisals, expect the following....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a prompt response: We tailor information to the needs of our customers. Just let us know your situation, and we will make suggestions.
  • Swift turnaround time: Normally in a week's time or less from the date the request is received, we can have a PDF ready for you to download from our site or in your e-mail.
  • Appraisal and consulting report presentations to suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, one size does NOT fit all. We offer many different types of reports and are skillful at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum and in an easy to digest format with consumers in mind.
  • Prompt reply to follow-up questions: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries regarding your appraisal after you've read through the report, just give us a call or email us!