Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from MAT Institute.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to get a handle on local real estate values.

You're probably fixated 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 your home's market value. A home is only worth what another person is going to give you.

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

For Sale By Owner?

An increasing amount of Washington homeowners are making the decision to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, what you need is a skilled 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 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 realistic selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Give you an advantage while negotiating once you have a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Alert you of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Decrease the possibility of hidden problems that cause sales to go up in smoke
People are surprised when they find out their home's value is a great deal more than they thought. So taking the first step and spending a little on a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they could have originally gotten. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated assessment when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home - allowing them to quickly sell it - rather than gathering dust on the market for months. Asking too much for a home will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Franklin County

Even if you're working with a very skilled agent, it's definitely a good idea to get an analysis of value prior to signing a listing agreement. MAT Institute can help. An appraisal can be invaluable in this scenario. You and your agent will get a complete description for your property and its features and give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a detailed analysis of recent comparable properties in the area.

A resource for for local real estate knowledge

You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you need assistance gathering local property and sales data. We can provide assistance for your real estate decisions with services especially tailored for customers with your real estate needs.

If you're wondering what you'll be getting from us when you order an appraisal just take a look....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our clients. We'll be more then happy to provide suggestions - just let us know what your situation is.
  • Fast turnaround on appraisals: Typically one week or less from the date the request is received, we can have a PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Consulting and appraisal report presentations to suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, one size does NOT fit all. We provide a variety of report types and are skilled at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum and in an easy to digest format with the general public in mind.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick response from MAT Institute: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are clearly written, easy to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion regarding your appraisal once you've read the report, we suggest that you simply email or call us!