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.

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's estimated value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is still sitting on the market.

With today's changing market conditions, you should definitely hire a licensed appraiser to get a precise listing price for your home.

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If you're working with an agent to list your house, more than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays competing sales in your town. It's a good starting point when determining your home's listing price. This step is really important if you're going to minimize your house's time on the market and maximize your profit.

Even if you're working with the most experienced real estate agent, it's in your best interest to also have a third-party's objective opinion of value before signing the Listing Agreement.

That's where we come in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

In addition to assisting you with setting a realistic price to sell so your home will charm buyers. An efficient appraisal from Allatoona Appraisal can:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have found a potential buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your house's condition inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Decrease the chances of unknown headaches that cause negotiations to deteriorate
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your home. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel might improve your home's appeal, but it might not justify the costs you'd pay.

Allatoona Appraisal can help you with these important decisions. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like a real estate agent do. Our fees are 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 finalize your report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our fees are based on efforts to complete your report. When it comes to investing in your home and setting a fair sale price, a professional appraisal from us will help you make the sharpest decisions.

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