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Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from The Benchmark Group 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 an appraisal as purely an expense; it pays in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's practically impossible for them to understand their local real estate market.

We are not talking about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want to sell it for. You see, an appraisal assesses the true market value of your home. Technically, something is only going to sell for the price another person is willing to give you.

Contact us for information regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Going to sell your home yourself?

More and more Georgia homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and for top dollar, what you need is a qualified appraiser. You need an objective opinion, it can be very difficult to take an objective look at 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.

In addition to helping you set a sensible asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Give you an advantage while bargaining while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Call attention to any issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Prevent the odds of hidden problems that cause sales to backslide
It can be surprising to people when they find out that the value of their home is higher than they originally thought. So taking the first step and investing in an appraisal allowed them to receive thousands more than they expected they would get. Alternatively, some people have an inflated opinion of their home's value, and by getting an appraisal it gave them the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home - allowing them to quickly sell it - rather than waiting on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Pickens County

Even if you have a very skilled agent, it's in your best interest to get an analysis of value prior to finalizing a listing contract. The Benchmark Group Inc can help. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in this scenario. It will give both you and your agent a complete breakdown for your property and its features and give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a record of recent comparable properties in the area.

Sometimes it's useful to have a general resource for local real estate knowledge

Possibly you've already decided you don't need to go as far as getting a formal appraisal but are looking for information about the status of your area's real estate? We can be a resource for your real estate concerns with services especially tailored for customers with your real estate needs.

Here's what you can expect when you place an order for an appraisal from The Benchmark Group Inc...

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our clients. We'll be more then happy to give you suggestions - just let us know what your situation is.
  • Fast turnaround for appraisals: Usually one week or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a PDF ready for you to download from our site or in your e-mail.
  • Consulting and appraisal report formats to suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, one size does NOT fit all. We offer quite a few different types of reports and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum and in an easy to read format with consumers in mind.
  • Prompt to follow-up questions: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries about your appraisal once you've read the report, we suggest that you simply email or call us!