Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Gregory James Company, Inc. will ensure you get it right.

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to get a handle on their local real estate market.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Instead, the appraisal measures the true market value of your home.

Contact us for information regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Selling on your own?

Quite a few GA homeowners are making the decision to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But to do it right, quickly and to get the most you can, you need a qualified appraiser. You need objective opinions, it's very hard to be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will explain to you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a sensible selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while negotiating once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Alert you of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help lower the odds of unknown problems that cause sales to backslide

Folks are sometimes surprised to discover the value of their home is higher than they first thought. So investing in a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they expected they would get. Alternatively, some people have an inflated opinion of their home's value, and an appraisal helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of waiting on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

You might have an extremely talented agent but it's in your best interest to have an unbiased second opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. Gregory James Company, Inc. can help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a definitive summarizing of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the newest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Consulting services for Polk County Sellers: Keep a local expert at your disposal

Have you decided against a full appraisal but still need some information about the real estate market in your area? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you'd still like assistance collecting local sales and property data. We can provide assistance for your real estate dilemmas with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

When you order an appraisal report through , you can expect....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We will provide you with information tailored for your particular appraisal need. Just explain your situation and offer you suggestions.
  • Swift turnaround time: Typically in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer a variety of types of reports, and are familiar at providing appraisals to consumers minus the so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Fast reply to follow-up questions: Reports we write are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion about your appraisal, once you've read through the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!