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Getting an appraisal from Barnes Appraisal Company before putting your Lawton home on the market saves you time and money.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is a must. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; 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 get a handle on local real estate values.

This isn't a discussion of the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, the appraisal measures your home's market value.

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

Going to sell your home yourself?

An increasing amount of OK 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 for the best price, what you need is a expert appraiser. You need objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very hard to be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a sensible selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very useful negotiating tool while speaking with 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 last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Decrease the odds of unrevealed problems that cause sales to fall through

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out that the value of their home is a great deal more than they thought. So by taking the first step and investing in an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they thought they would get. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated impression when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

You might have an extremely skilled agent but it's definitely a good idea to have an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Barnes Appraisal Company comes in. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a definitive summarizing of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the newest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Serving Lawton with the greatest real estate consulting services

Have you decided against an entire appraisal but would like some information about the health of your area's real estate? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you need assistance analyzing local sales and property data. We offer services designed for the needs of clients like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

Here's what you can expect when you order an appraisal from us....

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We will give you information tailored for your particular appraisal need. Just explain your situation and provide suggestions.
  • Swift turnaround time: Usually in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide a variety of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to clients without a lot of industry jargon in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Fast to follow-up questions: Reports we create are written in plain English, easy to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion regarding your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we suggest that you email or call us!