Pre-Listing Appraisal


If you’re working with a real estate agent to list your property, they’ll likely provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that lists selected sales in your area in order to determine what your listing price should be. 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 in your best interest to have an objective third party’s opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement.

DeKalb County Home Appraiser can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your real estate agent have an accurate description of your home’s features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home’s condition inside and out
  • Make yourself aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Decrease the chances of unknown problems that cause sales to fall through

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they thought. By investing in a professional pre-listing appraisal from DeKalb County Home Appraiser, they received several thousand dollars more than they expected from the sale of their home. Meanwhile, others have an inflated opinion of their home’s value and an appraisal helped them realistically price their home in order for it to sell.  An overpriced home will not attract buyers, which means no offers, no closing, and wasted time, money, and effort.

Real estate agents can determine the correct square footage for their listings, but a pre-listing appraisal from DeKalb County Home Appraiser will deliver this information in addition to providing a side-by-side comparison of how it stacks up against similar homes. Don’t let the fact that you are using a real estate agent prevent you from getting a pre-listing appraisal. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our appraisal fees are solely based on efforts to complete the report, not a percentage of the sales price. A small investment up front will save you a lot of time and money going forward.

All pre-listing appraisals from DeKalb County Home Appraiser are thoroughly reviewed for accuracy prior to delivery. We take pride in providing accurate, quality work and service. Give us a call today for your complimentary consultation.