Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from JGI Valuations

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is more than they estimated, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. There are also plenty of home sellers who think their home is worth a lot more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home won't attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is sitting still on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get an expert listing price for your home in today's evolving market.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to list your home? More than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays competing sale homes in your area. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. This is a really important (and very common) step if your intentions are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

In our opinion, though, you should also get a pre-listing appraisal from a professional who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - PRIOR to putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

That's where JGI Valuations comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell so your house will entice buyers. A polished appraisal from JGI Valuations can:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's quality inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Reduce chances of unexpected dilemmas that can cause sales to crumble
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your property. Ask yourself "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

JGI Valuations will step in and help you make these decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from JGI Valuations is based on our efforts to finalize the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from JGI Valuations. When it comes to investing in your house and settling on a fair sales price, we'll help you make the sharpest decisions.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.