Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Gregory James Company, Inc.

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 a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in a professional appraisal 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 amount of value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes 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 house sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home sits on the market.

With today's ever-changing market conditions, you should definitely appoint a licensed appraiser to get a factual listing price for your home.

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If you're working with a real estate agent to list your property, more than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes selected sales houses 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 your house's time on the market, this is a really important step.

However, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion prior to signing the Listing Agreement, even if you have been working with an experienced real estate agent.

That's where Gregory James Company, Inc. comes in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

A knowledgeable appraisal from Gregory James Company, Inc. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice potential buyers, and we'll also:

  • Be an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you have found a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your house's state inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected obstacles that can cause sales to crumble
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Home improvements that add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be more important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your house. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Should I finish my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can affect their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

Gregory James Company, Inc. can help you with these important decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Gregory James Company, Inc. 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 your home's sale price — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the report. When it comes to investing in your house and setting a fair price to sell at, a professional appraisal from us 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.
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