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 more than they estimated, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. There are also plenty of sellers who think their home is worth much more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property will not attract potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is still sitting on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get a skillful listing price for your home in today's adapting market.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to list your home? Then they'll give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays comparable sale homes in your area. It's a customary starting point in deciding your home's listing price. For anyone looking to get most profit out of their house, which includes not having it for sale too long, this is a natural move.

However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion of value prior to signing the Listing Agreement, even if you have been working with the most experienced real estate agent.

And that's where Allatoona Appraisal comes in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

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

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have found an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's shape inside and out to impress potential buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Reduce chances of unexpected headaches that can cause your sale to fizzle
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be other important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your house. Ask yourself "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my closet remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses have an effect on their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel might improve your home's appeal, but it might not justify the expenses involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of your home's sale 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 your home's sale price — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the report. When it comes to investing in your house and deciding on a fair sale price, a professional appraisal from Allatoona Appraisal will help you make the wisest decisions.

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