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 expected, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these people 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 amount of value to realistically price 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. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is sitting still on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the top way to get a sharp 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 property? Then you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays selected homes for sale in your local area. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. This step is really important if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the home's time on the market.

However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion before you sign the Listing Agreement, even if you're working with an experienced agent.

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

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

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you find an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's quality inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected difficulties that cause negotiations to go up in smoke
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your property. Questions like "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel might improve your home's appeal, but it might not justify the expenses involved.

Allatoona Appraisal can help you with these decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Your fee to us is 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 your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize your report. When it comes to investing in your home and setting a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from us will help homeowners like you make the decisions.

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