Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from Michael Hodges Appraisals, Inc..

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. Don't think of an appraisal as purely an expense; it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to fully grasp their local real estate market.

We are not talking about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want for it. Rather, an appraisal assesses how much your home will bring on the open market. Something is only worth the price another person is willing to give you.

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

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

An increasing amount of Arkansas 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 the best price, you need a expert appraiser. The best thing to have is an objective opinion, it's very 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.

In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Allow you to have the edge while bargaining when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Alert you of problems and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help prevent the possibility of unidentified problems that cause sales to deteriorate
It can be surprising to people to discover their home's value is higher than they first thought. So spending a little on an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they originally expected. Others have an an exaggerated assessment when they put a value on their home, and by getting an appraisal it helped them to to set a more reasonable price for their home in order for it to sell quickly - rather than waiting on the market for months. Asking too much for a home will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting your valuable time and draining your resources while getting nothing done.

Get a professional value opinion before listing

Even if you have a very skilled agent, it's definitely a good idea to have an unbiased second opinion of your home's value before signing a listing contract. Let Michael Hodges Appraisals, Inc. help. An appraisal can be indispensable in a scenario like this. You and your agent will get a complete description of your property and its features which will give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a record of the latest comparable properties in the area.

Michael Hodges Appraisals, Inc. is available for general consulting

Possibly you've already decided you don't need to go as far as getting a full appraisal but would like some information about how Pope real estate is doing in your area? We can provide assistance for your real estate quandaries with services especially designed for clients with your real estate needs.

When you order an appraisal report from us, you can expect....

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We will provide you with personalized information for your particular appraisal need. Just tell us your situation, and we will provide suggestions.
  • Quick turnaround for appraisals: Typically in a week's time or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Consulting and appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, one size does NOT fit all. We provide many different types of reports and have know how at providing appraisals to clients sans the industry jargon and in an easy to digest format with the general public in mind.
  • Quick reply to follow-up questions: When we write reports, 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 moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions concerning your appraisal once you've read the report, just give us a call or email us!