The Kohler Group
Coldwell Banker Realty
The Kohler Group: What to Expect at the Appraisal. We strive to exceed your expectations. Give us a call… 630-587-4700 We are ready to assist! Our goal is always to provide the highest level of service in the real estate industry. Coldwell Banker Realty
  • How to prepare:

    • If you have the plat of survey or blueprints, please place them on the countertop.
    • Make sure your property is “showing ready” so the appraiser can see the value your buyers saw!
    • You may be present for the appraisal.

  • How long will the appraisal take?

    • Depending on the size of the property, the appraisal can take anywhere between 20 min. to an hour and a half.
    • The appraiser will use the time that they are there to take photos of the living areas and exterior for documentation of the condition and features of the property.
    • When the appraisal is complete, it will take approximately 3-7 business days to obtain the results.
      • The Kohler Group will confirm the property appraised at or above value, and then we will inform you.

  • What is an appraisal?

    • An appraiser is a licensed or certified professional who provides a qualified opinion of the value of the home.
    • The appraisal ensures that the buyer is receiving a fair, and unbiased value for your property.

  • What does an appraiser look for?

    ○ The appraiser researches recently sold properties near the subject property that have similar features, and these are called “comparables.”
    • The Kohler Group will provide the appraiser with comparables.

  • Some things that the appraiser will take into consideration:

    • The condition of the subject property
    • The size of the subject property and the lot
    • The quality of the features of the home
    • The quality of the construction
    • The number of bed and baths
    • The quality of the electrical, plumbing, HVAC, roof, siding and windows
    • The number of fireplaces
    • The size of the garage
    • The age of the home


As always, please call us at The Kohler Group with any questions! We strive to deliver you the best experience in real estate!