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 going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like an appraiser, it's practically impossible for them to understand the nuances of local real estate values.

This isn't a discussion of how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on your home's market value.

Contact us for any questions regarding services specialized for home sellers.

For Sale By Owner?

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 if you're going to do it right, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, you need a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, we're human too, we understand its difficult difficult to take an objective look at own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will inform you of what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a sensible selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very helpful bargaining tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Lower the chances of unknown problems that cause sales to backslide

It can be surprising to people when they find out that their home's value is more than they originally believed. So by taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to receive several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an exaggerated impression of the value of their home, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Get a professional value opinion before listing

Even if you're working with the most experienced agent, it's in your best interest to get an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. Let Michael Smith Appraisals, Inc help. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a definitive summarizing of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the newest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

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

Not wanting to get an entire appraisal but still need some information about how real estate is doing in your area? If you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want assistance gathering local sales and property data. We offer services tailored especially for customers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

If your wondering what you can expect from us when you order an appraisal just take a look....

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We will provide you with personalized information for your individual appraisal need. Just explain your situation and we will make suggestions.
  • Fast turnaround time: Usually one week or less from the date the request is received, we can have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've worked on many of assignments, and we understand that practice of real estateconsulting and appraising it's naive to think there's a typical or standard, "boiler place" report. We provide a variety of report types, and are well seasoned 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.
  • Prompt reply to follow-up questions: Our reports are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions regarding your appraisal, once you've read through the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!