Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Gregory James Company, Inc.
So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed them to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an over-inflated opinion of their home's amount of value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract serious buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house sits on the market.
Using a licensed appraiser is the top way to get a proper listing price for your home in today's fluctuating market.Contact us
If you're working with a real estate agent to sell your house, then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays a list of sales houses in your town. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This step is crucial if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the home's time on the market.
In our opinion, though, you should also get an appraisal from a licensed professional who tracks real estate values for living - BEFORE putting your home on the market - even if you're 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 home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".
Gregory James Company, Inc. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will attract buyers, and we can also:
Home improvements that add value
In addition to "how much?", there may be more important questions to ask yourself before listing your home. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Should I complete my closet remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. Remodeling your kitchen might improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out expenses before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.
Gregory James Company, Inc. can help you with these decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Our fees are 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 your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to finalize your report. When it comes to investing in your home and deciding on a fair price to sell at, a professional appraisal from us will help homeowners like you make the smartest decisions.