Getting an appraisal from Dora Rohal before putting your Newtown home on the market saves you time and money.

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 pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's practically impossible for them to understand real estate market forces.

It's tempting to want to base your home's value on how much you have invested in your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Instead, an appraisal assesses your home's market value. After all, a home is only worth what another person is offering to give you.

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

Selling on your own?

Quite a few Pennsylvania 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, with minimal waiting and for the best price, what you need is a qualified appraiser. You need an objective opinion, and we understand that it's difficult to be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will explain to you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a realistic asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Be a very helpful negotiating tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Alert you of problems and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help decrease the possibility of unrevealed problems that cause sales to backslide
It can be surprising to people when they find out their home's value is higher than they originally thought. So taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they thought they would get. Others have an an exaggerated assessment of their home's value, and an appraisal helped them to to set a more reasonable price for their home - allowing them to quickly sell it - rather than sitting 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.

Pre-listing appraisals in Newtown

Even if you have a very skilled agent, it's definitely a good idea to have an analysis of your home's value before finalizing a listing agreement. Let Dora Rohal help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate writeup of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the the latest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

We also provide general consulting

Possibly you've already decided you don't need to go as far as getting a full appraisal but still need some information about how Bucks real estate is doing in your area? We can be a resource for your real estate decisions with services especially designed for customers 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 fast response: We tailor information to the needs of our customers. Just let us know your situation, and we will give you suggestions.
  • Quick turnaround time: Typically 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.
  • Consulting and appraisal report presentations that suit YOUR needs: We've preformed many of assignments, and we understand that when providing real estate consulting and appraising, there isn't a typical or standard "generic" report. We provide a lot of different report types and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers minus the industry jargon so that you don't have to be real estate attorney to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick response from Dora Rohal: When we write reports, we make sure they are written in plain English, easy to understand, 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 the report, we suggest that you simply email or call us!