Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Michael Smith Appraisals, Inc will ensure you get it 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's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's practically impossible for them to understand their local real estate market.

We are not talking about how much you have invested in 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 for home sellers we offer.

Selling on your own?

More and more GA homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, quickly and to get the most you can, what you need is a expert appraiser. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, and we understand that it's difficult 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.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very helpful negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Alert you of issues and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help lower the possibility of hidden problems that cause sales to fall through

People are surprised when they find out the value of their home is higher than they first thought. So spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they thought they would get. Others have an an overestimated assessment of their home's value, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than gathering dust on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Floyd County

You might have a highly talented agent but it's in your best interest to get of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Michael Smith Appraisals, Inc comes in. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the latest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

A resource for for local real estate knowledge

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but still need some information about the real estate market in your area? Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you need assistance gathering local property and sales data. We have services tailored especially for consumers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

When you order an appraisal report through , you can expect....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We will provide you with information tailored for your particular appraisal need. Just tell us your situation and provide suggestions.
  • Quick turnarounds for appraisals: Normally one week or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: We've done many of assignments, and we understand that in the business of real estateappraising there is no typical or standard, "cookie cutter" report. We offer many different of types of reports, and have a lot of experience at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a prompt follow-up from Michael Smith Appraisals, Inc: 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. If you have any confusion dealing your appraisal, once you've read through the report, we suggest that you email or call us!