Getting an appraisal from Gregory James Company, Inc. before putting your Polk County home on the market saves you time and money.

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's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to understand the nuances of their local real estate market.

This isn't a discussion of how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on how much your home will bring on the open market.

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

Going to sell your home yourself?

An increasing amount of GA homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and for the best price, you need a professional appraisal. You need objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very 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.

In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while negotiating when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Call attention to any issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help decrease the possibility of unknown problems that cause sales to fall through

People are surprised when they find out their home's value is quite a bit more than they thought. So by taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they expected they would get. Alternatively, some people have an inflated opinion of their home's value, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than gathering dust on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

We also help agents price homes in Polk County

You might have a highly skilled agent but it's definitely a good idea to have an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Gregory James Company, Inc. comes in. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed breakdown of the latest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Sometimes it's useful to have a general resource for local real estate knowledge

Have you decided against a full appraisal but would like some information about how real estate is doing in your area? If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you require assistance collecting local property and sales data. We have services tailored especially for clients like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

Here's what you can expect when you place an order for an appraisal through us....

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We will provide you with information tailored for your individual appraisal need. Just let us know your situation and provide suggestions.
  • Swift turnaround time: Usually in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide quite a few different of types of reports, and are skillful at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Fast to follow-up questions: Reports we create are clearly written, easy to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion dealing your appraisal, once you've read through the report, just give us a call or email us!