Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Allatoona Appraisal

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed them to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. There are also plenty of sellers who think their home is worth much more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home will not attract serious potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is sitting still on the market.

In today's evolving market, hiring a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get a sharp listing price for your home.

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If you're working with an agent to list your house, then you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays selected sales houses in your local area. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. This is a crucial step if your intentions are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

In our opinion, however, you might also wish to consider an appraisal from someone who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - PRIOR to listing your property - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

That's where we come in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

Allatoona Appraisal can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will draw in potential buyers, and we can also:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you find an interested buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your house's condition inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Reduce chances of unknown headaches that can cause sales to fizzle
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements that add value to your home

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your property. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen might improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out the costs involved before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Your fee to us is based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Allatoona Appraisal is based on our efforts to complete the report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Allatoona Appraisal. When it comes to investing in your house and settling on a fair sales price, we'll help homeowners make the smartest decisions.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.