Selling your home? Make sure you're setting the price right!
Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to get a handle on real estate market forces.
We are not talking about 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 how much your home will bring on the open market.
Quite a few GA homeowners are making the decision 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, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, you need a skilled appraiser. You need objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very hard to be objective about your 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 can getting a professional appraisal help you set a sensible selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
Be a very helpful negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
Alert you of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
Lower the odds of unidentified problems that cause sales to backslide
It can be surprising to people to discover their home's value is higher than they originally thought. So spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they expected they would get. Alternatively, some people have an inflated opinion 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 gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.
Even if you have with a very skillful agent, it's in your best interest to have of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Capital City Real Estate Group, LLC comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a definitive description of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".