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 a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. 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. An overpriced property won't attract serious potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is still sitting on the market.

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

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Are you working with a real estate agent to list your house? Quite often you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes selected sale homes in your local area. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize your home's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a really important step.

In our opinion, however, you should also get a pre-listing appraisal from someone who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - PRIOR to putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

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

Allatoona Appraisal can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice buyers, and we can also:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have found an interested buyer
  • Impress potential buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Reduce chances of unknown obstacles that can cause sales to fold
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Home improvements that add value

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your house. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" Everything 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 the appeal of a home, but it may not justify the costs you'd pay.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Appraisers don't have any 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 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 — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize your report. A professional appraisal from Allatoona Appraisal will help homeowners like you make the sharpest decisions when it comes to investing in their house and deciding on a fair sale price.

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