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Getting an appraisal from MaryAnn Ostolaza Appraisal Services, Inc. before putting your Collier County home on the market saves you time and money.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. Don't think of an appraisal as purely an expense; it's worth every penny in the long run! Unless a homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to understand the nuances of real estate market forces.

It's tempting to want to base your home's value on how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Rather, an appraisal assesses how much your home will bring on the open market. Once you break it all down, at the end of the day, your house is only going to sell for the price another person is going to give you.

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

Selling yourself instead of using a real estate agent and need help with pricing?

An increasing amount of Florida 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, quickly and to get the most you can, you need a professional appraisal. You need an objective opinion, and we understand that it's hard to take an objective look at 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.

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 valuable bargaining tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Call attention to any problems and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Prevent the odds of hidden problems that cause sales to flop
Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So spending a little on a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they thought they would get. Others have an an overestimated assessment of the value of their home, and by getting an appraisal it gave them the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly - instead of waiting on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting your valuable time and draining your resources while your house waits for a buyer.

We also help agents price homes in Collier County

Even if you have a very skilled agent, it's in your best interest to have an unbiased second opinion of your home's value before finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where MaryAnn Ostolaza Appraisal Services, Inc. comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a definitive description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the the latest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

We also offer general consulting

If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you require assistance collecting local property and sales data, we have services designed for the needs of customers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

If you're curious what to expect from us when ordering an appraisal just take a look....

  • 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. We'll be more then happy to offer suggestions - just tell us what your situation is.
  • Fast turnaround on appraisals: Normally one week 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 formats to suit YOUR needs: We've worked on a large amount of assignments, and we know that when it comes to real estate appraising, there isn't a typical or standard "cookie cutter" report. We offer a variety of types of reports and are experienced at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum and in an easy to digest format with consumers in mind.
  • Quick reply to follow-up questions: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are clearly written, easy to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries regarding your appraisal after you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!