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 an appraisal from Allatoona Appraisal actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property won't attract buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your home sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is sitting still on the market.

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

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Are you working with an agent to sell your property? Quite often they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays similar sales in your town. It's a good starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This step is crucial if you're going to minimize your home's time on the market and maximize your profit.

In our opinion, however, you might also wish to consider an appraisal from a professional who tracks real estate values for living - BEFORE listing your home - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

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

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

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you find an interested buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your house's condition inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected quandaries that can cause sales to fizzle
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Home improvements that add value

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your house. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses have an effect on their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out your expenses before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

Allatoona Appraisal can help you with these decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Our fees are 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 finalize your 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 finalize your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Allatoona Appraisal. When it comes to investing in your home and deciding on a fair sale price, we'll help homeowners like you 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.