Putting a house on the market in or near Tangipahoa County? Contact Joseph Mier & Associates and make sure you're setting the price right.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in a professional appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to fully grasp their local real estate market.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Instead, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on how much your home will bring on the open market.

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?

Quite a few LA homeowners are making the decision 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, you need a skilled appraiser. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, it's very hard to be objective about 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 can 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 when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Make you aware of issues and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Decrease the possibility of hidden problems that cause sales to deteriorate

People are surprised when they find out the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to receive several thousand more than they expected they would get. Alternatively, some people have an inflated opinion when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Tangipahoa County

You may have a very experienced agent but it's definitely a good idea to get an unbiased second opinion of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Joseph Mier & Associates comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a precise description of your home's features and a detailed breakdown of the most recent and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

A resource for for local real estate knowledge

Have you decided against a full appraisal but would like some information about the real estate market in your area? If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you'd still like some help analyzing local property and sales data. We offer services designed for the needs of clients like you to help with your real estate decisions.

When you order an appraisal report from us, expect the following....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our clients Just let us know your situation and offer you suggestions.
  • Swift turnarounds on appraisals: Usually in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer quite a few different of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers sans the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a fast follow-up from Joseph Mier & Associates: When we deliver a report to our clients, 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 governs the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries regarding your appraisal, after you've read the report, just give us a call or email us!