Getting an appraisal from Hackney Appraisal Service before putting your Lubbock County home on the market saves you time and money.

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's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to understand 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 to sell it for. Instead, the appraisal measures the true market value of your home. A home is only going to sell for what another person is willing to give you.

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

For Sale By Owner?

More and more Texas homeowners are making the decision to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But to do it right, quickly and for the best price, you need a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is an objective opinion, and we understand that it's difficult to take an objective look at 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 sound selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Allow you to have the edge while negotiating while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help lower the chances of unknown problems that cause sales to fall through
It can be surprising to people when they find out that the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So taking the first step and spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to receive several thousand more than they originally expected. Others have an an inflated opinion of their home's value, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home - allowing them to quickly sell it - rather than sitting 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.

We also help agents price homes in Lubbock County

You might have an extremely skilled agent, but it's definitely a good idea to have an unbiased second opinion of your home's value before finalizing a listing contract. Hackney Appraisal Service can help. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a precise summarizing of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the most recent and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

We also offer general consulting

Possibly you've already decided you don't need to go as far as getting an entire appraisal but are looking for information about the status of your area's housing market? We can be a resource for your real estate quandaries with services especially designed for customers with your real estate needs.

Here's what to expect when you order an appraisal through Hackney Appraisal Service...

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We will give you personalized information for your particular appraisal need. We'll be thrilled to offer suggestions - just tell us what your situation is.
  • Swift turnaround for appraisals: Normally one week 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.
  • Consulting and appraisal report presentations to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, one size does NOT fit all. We offer quite a few different types of reports and are experts at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be real estate attorney to read it.
  • Quick response to follow-up questions: When we create reports, 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 inquiries about your appraisal once you've read through the report, just give us a call or email us!