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 absolutely necessary. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to fully grasp local real estate values.

This isn't a discussion of the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Instead, an appraisal assesses your home's market value.

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

Going to sell your home yourself?

More and more GA homeowners are choosing 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 top dollar, what you need is a skilled appraiser. You need objective opinions, and we understand that it's hard to be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

In addition to helping you set a realistic asking price so your home will attract 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
  • Alert you of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Decrease the chances of unknown problems that cause sales to deteriorate

People are surprised when they find out that the value of their home is higher than they originally 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 thought they would get. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated assessment of the value of their home, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than waiting on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

We also help agents price homes in Polk County

You may have an extremely talented agent but it's definitely a good idea to get an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. Gregory James Company, Inc. can help. 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 most recent and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Consulting services for Cedartown Sellers: Have a local expert at your disposal

Have you decided against a full appraisal but are looking for information about how real estate is doing in your area? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you require some help gathering local property and sales data. We can provide assistance for your real estate concerns with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

After you order an appraisal report through us, expect the following....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We will provide you with personalized information for your individual appraisal need. We'll be more then happy to offer suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Quick turnarounds for appraisals: Normally 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: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer a variety of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers sans the so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Fast reply to follow-up questions: 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 moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any inquiries regarding your appraisal, after you've read the report, we encourage you to email or call us!