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 planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is a must. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's practically impossible for them to get a handle on real estate market forces.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Instead, the appraisal measures your home's market value.

Contact us for any questions regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Appraisals are valuable tools for homeowners selling without an agent

More and more 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, quickly and for the best price, what you need is a professional appraisal. You need objective opinions, we're human too, we understand its difficult difficult 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.

In addition to helping you set a sensible asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while negotiating while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Alert you of issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Decrease the chances of unrevealed problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

People are surprised when they find out that their home's value is higher than they first thought. So spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to receive several thousand more than they expected they would get. Others have an 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 sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Polk County

Even if you're working with a very skilled agent, it's definitely a good idea to have of value prior to signing a listing agreement. Let Gregory James Company, Inc. help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a precise writeup of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Someone to ask for for local real estate knowledge

Have you decided against an entire appraisal but would like some information about the real estate market in your area? If you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want some help collecting local property and sales data. We have services tailored for the needs of consumers like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

When you order an appraisal report from us, you can expect....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a fast response: We will provide you with personalized information for your particular appraisal need. We'll be more then happy to give you suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Quick turnaround time: Typically in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, you'll 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 offer quite a few different of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Quick response to follow-up questions: When we create reports, we make sure they are clearly written, easy to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions dealing your appraisal, after you've read the report, we suggest that you email or call us!