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 actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's estimated value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract serious 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. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

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

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Are you working with a real estate agent to sell your property? Quite often they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes similar homes for sale in your town. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This is a vital step if your interests are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

But even if you have hired an experienced agent , it's definitely in your best interest to have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value prior to signing the Listing Agreement.

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

In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell so your home will attract buyers. A polished appraisal from Allatoona Appraisal can:

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you have found a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's condition inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Decrease the chances of unknown disputes that cause the process to crumble
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Home improvements that add value

Allatoona Appraisal can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your house. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to 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?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. 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 important decisions. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the 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 the sales price — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize the report. So a professional appraisal from Allatoona Appraisal will help homeowners like you make the best decisions on investing in their home and settling on a fair sales price.

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