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.

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is more than they estimated, 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. There are also plenty of home 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. Overpriced homes will not attract serious buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your house sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is sitting still on the market.

In today's adapting market, using a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a fair listing price for your home.

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Are you working with an agent to sell your house? Quite often they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays comparable sales houses in your area. 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.

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

And that's where Allatoona Appraisal can help you! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

An efficient appraisal from Allatoona Appraisal can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice potential buyers, and we'll also:

  • Be an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you find a potential buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your house's state inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected complications that can cause your sale to flop
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be other important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like a real estate agent do. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize 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 the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to complete the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Allatoona Appraisal. When it comes to investing in your home and setting a fair sale 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.