Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact 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. Are you working with a real estate agent to list your property? Quite often you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes comparable sales houses in your town. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This is a really important (and very common) step if your intentions are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

In our opinion, though, you might also wish to consider an appraisal from a licensed professional who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - BEFORE listing your house - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

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

With today's adapting market conditions, you should definitely appoint a licensed appraiser to get an expert listing price for your home. Contact us today.

We're also experienced in helping you set a realistic price to sell so your house will charm buyers, an expert appraisal from Allatoona Appraisal can:
  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you have found a potential buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your house's quality inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make yourself aware of problems
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected dilemmas that can cause your sale to break down
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through
So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they expected, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's price value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home won't attract serious potential buyers, which means you throw away time and (not to mention) money and still have no prospects for buying your home. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house sits on the market.

Improvements that add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be more important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it... Does the fence need replacing... Should I complete my closet remodel... Practically any project will affect value in some way. But, not all of them have an impact commensurate with their cost. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Our fees are based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Allatoona Appraisal. When it comes to investing in your house and deciding on a fair price to sell at, we'll help homeowners make the smartest decisions.