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Selling your home in or near Dauphin County? Contact Dawson Appraisal Services 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's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to get a handle on their local real estate market.

We are not talking about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market. A home is only worth the price another person is going to pay.

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

For Sale By Owner?

More and more Pennsylvania homeowners are choosing 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 for top dollar, you need a qualified appraiser. You need an objective opinion, we're human too, we understand its difficult 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 can getting a professional appraisal help you set a sound asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Allow you to have the edge while bargaining when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Call attention to any problems and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help prevent the odds of hidden problems that cause sales to deteriorate
Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out that their home's value is more than they originally believed. So taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they thought they would get. Alternatively, some people have an inflated impression 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 gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home causes buyers to back off, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Dauphin County

You may have a highly skillful agent, but it's in your best interest to have an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Dawson Appraisal Services comes in. An appraisal can be indispensable in a scenario like this. You and your agent will get a complete breakdown for the unique features of your property and give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a detailed analysis of recent comparable properties in the area.

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

Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you require assistance gathering local sales and property data. We have services designed especially for clients like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

When you order an appraisal report from Dawson Appraisal Services, expect the following....

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We will give you personalized information for your particular appraisal need. Just tell us your situation, and we will give you suggestions.
  • Swift turnaround time: Usually one week or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Consulting and appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've done lots of assignments, and we know that in the art of real estate appraising, it's naive to think there's a typical or standard "boiler place" assignment. We offer many different types of reports and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be real estate attorney to read it.
  • Prompt response to follow-up questions: Reports we write are clearly written, easy to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion about your appraisal after you've read the report, just give us a call or email us!