rightPre-Listing & Current Listing Appraisal Services in Georgia


Would you like to REDUCE the possibility that your home will NOT appraise for the Contract Price? Get a Pre-Listing or Current Listing Appraisal! Why? Because you can and should provide a copy of this appraisal to the BANKS's appraiser. Not only will the appraiser be happy to have a prior appraisal to review along with a Sketch of the home that will save them time.....it will go a long way to insure their appraisal will come in close to the Pre-Listing one. This alone is worth the price of a Listing Appraisal.


More and more savvy sellers and buyers are getting Pre listing or Pre Sale Appraisals in Georgia. Cash buyers who do not get a loan absolutely should get a Pre Sale Appraisal! This is the wisest investment YOU can make. The fee you pay for an appraisal is a drop in the bucket compared to making a mistake that could cost you Thousands on the selling or the buying end.


Sellers spend money to prepare their home for sale, such as new paint, carpet and appliances. An appraisal is just as important in "Getting your house ready for sale"


If you’re working with a real estate agent to list your property, more than likelythey’ll provide you with a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) that lists selected sales in your area as one of the first steps in determining what to set as the “Listing Price".This step is vital if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the home’s time on the market.

But even if you're working with the most experienced real estate agent, it's probably in your best interest to have an "objective" third-party opinion of value prior to signing a Listing Agreement and that’s where we come in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar "comparable sales" or as they're commonly called, "Comps". In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal has the following benefits as a Selling Tool:


  • A negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer.
  • Copy of report can be provided to the LENDER's Appraiser once you have your home under contract. This can be INVALUABLE in making sure that the other appraiser's value is in line with our Pre-Listing Appraisal Report. Especially when dealing with a less experienced appraiser in the area. The Lender's appraiser will welcome review of a recent appraisal done on your home.
  • Provide the Lender's appraiser with the SKETCH that we provide. They will be VERY HAPPY to have a sketch in their hands as it will save them much time in doing their appraisal. A Happy Appraiser is a good thing!
  • The Detailed sketch of your home will give you & your Realtor ACCURATE Square Footage to quote. Square Footage has a direct impact on Market Value. The Courthouse records that most Realtors quote in their listings is INACCURATE.
  • Decrease the chances of unknown problems that cause sales to fall through such as an appraised value UNDER your Contract price.  
  • Be used as a rebuttal if the buyers appraisal comes in below yours or conflicts in any way with your pre-listing appraisal

Most owners think that their home are worth more than what a buyer is willing to pay and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell.  An overpriced home will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing.  Some owners on the flip side, may think their home is worth less in this market only to find it is actually worth more. Knowledge is Power and the FEE for the pre listing appraisal is WELL worth you avoiding making a mistake that could cost you thousands!

Improvements to add value

In addition to “how much?”, there may be other important questions to ask yourself before listing your home.  Questions like ''Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?”, ''Should I put in that third bathroom?'', ''Should I complete my kitchen remodel?'' Many things which we do to our houses have an effect on their value.  Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal effect. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expense.

We can step in and help make these decisions. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. I also was a REALTOR prior to becoming an  Appraiser, so I can see this from both sides of the coin so to speak.