Selling your home in or near Polk County? Contact Gregory James Company, Inc. and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays you in the long run! Unless a 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 how much you want for it. Rather, an appraisal assesses your home's market value.

Contact us for any questions regarding the specific services for home sellers we offer.

Appraisals are valuable tools for families selling without an agent

Quite a few GA homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and for the best price, you need a qualified appraiser. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, we're human too, we understand its difficult hard to be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will inform you of what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

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

  • Allow you to have the edge while bargaining while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Call attention to any issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help decrease the chances of unknown problems that cause sales to backslide

It can be surprising to people to discover the value of their home is a great deal more than they thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they originally expected. Others have an an overestimated assessment of their home's value, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of waiting on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

Even if you have with a very skillful agent, it's in your best interest to get an unbiased second opinion of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Gregory James Company, Inc. comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a precise description of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the newest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

We also provide general consulting

Not sure if you need a full appraisal but still need some information about the real estate market in your area? Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you require some help analyzing local sales and property data. We can provide assistance for your real estate dilemmas with services especially tailored for customers with your real estate needs.

This is a little bit of what you can expect when you order an appraisal from us....

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our clients Just let us know your situation and offer you suggestions.
  • Swift turnarounds on appraisals: Typically one week or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: We've done a large amount of assignments, and we've learned that in the business of real estateconsulting and appraising there is no typical or standard, "cookie cutter" report. We offer quite a few different of types of reports, and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to clients minus the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Quick response to follow-up questions: Reports we write are written in plain English, simple to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions about your appraisal, once you've read the report, we encourage you to email or call us!