Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact 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 home is much more than they had planned, 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 over-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 will not attract serious 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 its mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house sits on the market.

In today's adapting market, using a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get a true listing price for your home.

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

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

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

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

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have found an interested buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your home's shape inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Reduce chances of unexpected problems that can cause your sale to fizzle
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Home improvements that add value

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your property. Questions like "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. 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.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like a real estate agent do. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize 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 the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. So a professional appraisal from Allatoona Appraisal helps homeowners make the sharpest decisions on investing in their home and settling 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.