Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from Stern & Dragoset Appraisal Group.

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays you in the long run! Unless the homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's practically impossible for them to understand the nuances of real estate market forces.

We are not talking about how much you have invested in your home, or how much you want for it. You see, an appraisal provides a professional opinion on your home's market value. 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 offering to pay.

Contact us for any questions regarding services specialized for home sellers.

For Sale By Owner?

Quite a few New Jersey 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 to get the most you can, you need a professional appraisal. You need an objective opinion, and we understand that it can be very difficult 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 can getting a professional appraisal help you set a sound asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Be a very beneficial negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Call attention to any problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Decrease the chances of unidentified problems that cause sales to backslide
People are surprised when they find out that the value of their home is a great deal more than they thought. So taking the first step and investing in an appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they expected they would get. Others have an an inflated 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 - 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.

We also help agents price homes in Middlesex County

You might have a very talented agent, but it's definitely a good idea to get an unbiased second opinion of your home's value before signing a listing agreement. And that's where Stern & Dragoset Appraisal Group comes in. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the the newest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Sometimes it's useful to have a general resource for local real estate knowledge

Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you require some help analyzing local sales and property data. We can be a resource for your real estate dilemmas with services especially tailored for consumers with your real estate needs.

When you order an appraisal report from Stern & Dragoset Appraisal Group, expect the following....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our customers. We'll be delighted to give you suggestions - just let us know what your situation is.
  • Swift turnaround on appraisals: Normally in a week's time or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a PDF ready for you to download from our site or in your e-mail.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've worked on a large amount of assignments, and we've learned that in the practice of real estate consulting and appraising, there isn't a typical or standard "boiler place" report. We provide a lot of different report types 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.
  • Fast reply to follow-up questions: When we create reports, we make sure they are written in plain English, simple to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion concerning your appraisal after you've read through the report, we suggest that you simply email or call us!