Putting a house on the market 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's worth the money 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 understand real estate market forces.

This isn't a discussion of how much you have invested in your home, or how much you want for it. Rather, the appraisal measures your home's market value.

Contact us for details regarding services specialized for home sellers.

For Sale By Owner?

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 if you're going to do it right, quickly and for the best price, you need a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, and we understand that it's hard to take an objective look at 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 asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very useful bargaining tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Alert you of issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help decrease the possibility of unrevealed problems that cause sales to flop

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out that the value of their home is quite a bit more than they thought. So spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they originally thought. Others have an an exaggerated impression when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than waiting on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

You may have a highly talented agent but it's in your best interest to have of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. Let Gregory James Company, Inc. help. 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".

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

Not sure if you need an entire appraisal but would like some information about how real estate is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you'd still like some help gathering local property and sales data. We have services designed especially for clients like you to help with your real estate decisions.

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

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We will provide you with information tailored for your individual appraisal need. We'll be delighted to offer suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Swift turnarounds on appraisals: 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.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide a variety of types of reports, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers sans the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a prompt follow-up from Gregory James Company, Inc.: Documents we deliver are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any questions about your appraisal, once you've read through the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!