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.

Many people are surprised 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 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 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 its mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is still sitting on the market.

In today's fluctuating market, using a licensed appraiser is the top way to get an accurate listing price for your home.

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Are you working with an agent to sell your home? Then they'll give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays comparable homes for sale in your area. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This is a crucial (and very common) step if your main objectives are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

In our opinion, though, you might also wish to consider an appraisal from someone who tracks real estate values for living - BEFORE putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

That's where Allatoona Appraisal comes in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so 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 bring in buyers, and we can also:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have an interested buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your house's state inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected quandaries that cause negotiations to fold
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Improvements that add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be more important questions to ask yourself before listing your house. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. A kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, but it might not justify the expenses involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Allatoona Appraisal is based on our efforts to finalize the 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. So a professional appraisal from Allatoona Appraisal will help homeowners like you make the best decisions when it comes to investing in their house and deciding 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.