Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from Michael Smith Appraisals, Inc.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is a must. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to get a handle on 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, an appraisal assesses your home's market value.

Contact us for details regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

For Sale By Owner?

Quite a few GA homeowners are making the decision 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, you need a qualified appraiser. The best thing to have is objective opinions, it's very hard to take an objective look at 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 sensible asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Call attention to any problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help lower the odds of unidentified problems that cause sales to deteriorate

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out that their home's value is higher than they first thought. So by taking the first step and investing in an appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated assessment when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of waiting on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts 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

Even if you have with a very skillful agent, it's in your best interest to get an unbiased second opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Michael Smith Appraisals, Inc comes in. An appraisal can be indispensable in this scenario. It will give both you and your agent a comprehensive description for your property and its features and give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a record of the latest comparable properties in the area.

We also provide general consulting

Not sure if you need an entire appraisal but still need some information about how real estate is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want some help collecting local property and sales data. We can help solve your real estate dilemmas with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

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

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a fast response: We will provide you with information tailored for your individual appraisal need. Just let us know your situation and give you suggestions.
  • Fast turnarounds on appraisals: Typically in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: We've worked on a large amount of assignments, and we understand that whether it's real estateconsulting and appraising there is no typical or standard, "generic" report. We offer a variety of types of reports, and are well seasoned at providing appraisals to consumers without so much of industry jargon in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a fast follow-up from Michael Smith Appraisals, Inc: Documents we deliver are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed 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, just give us a call or email us!