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.

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these sellers 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. An overpriced home will not attract serious potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. 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 home is sitting still on the market.

Using a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get a true listing price for your home in today's changing market.

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If you're working with an agent to sell your property, more than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays comparable sales in your area. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. For anyone looking to get most profit out of their house, which includes not having it for sale too long, this is a logical process.

But even if you are working with the most experienced agent, it's in your best interest to have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value before signing a Listing Agreement.

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 appeal to 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 state inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Decrease the chances of unknown issues that cause the process to fold
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Improvements that add value to your home

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your property. Ask yourself "Should we paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect 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 the costs involved before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

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

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