Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Gregory James Company, Inc.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.

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 actually allowed these people to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's price value 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 sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house sits on the market.

With today's fluctuating market conditions, you should definitely appoint a licensed appraiser to get a sharp listing price for your home.

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If you're working with an agent to list your home, then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays similar houses for sale in your local area. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. This is a vital step if your intentions are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

In our opinion, though, you might also wish to consider an appraisal from someone who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - BEFORE putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

And that's where Gregory James Company, Inc. can help you! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

In addition to helping you decide on a realistic price to sell so your house will entice buyers. A knowledgeable appraisal from Gregory James Company, Inc. can:

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Impress potential buyers with written proof of your house's state inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Reduce chances of unexpected difficulties that can cause your sale to crumble
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Home improvements that add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be other important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out your expenses before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

We'll help you make some of these important 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 your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Gregory James Company, Inc. is based on our efforts to finalize the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our fees are based on efforts to complete your report. So a professional appraisal from Gregory James Company, Inc. will help you make the decisions on investing in their homes and settling on a fair sale price.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.
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