Want to Know What Your Home is REALLY Worth In Today's Market? Three Words: GET AN APPRAISAL

Written by Posted On Friday, 14 March 2014 22:25

I, as a Realtor, would LOVE to give you a CMA of your home. And, of course I can. I can run the numbers, compare the recently solds, the homes pending...I can send you a CMA all day long...everyday of the week. This can definitely give you an idea of what the value of home is. In fact....get your free CMA from me by clicking here. You knew that was coming. But, seriously, if you really want to know what your home's worth in this market....then, you should hire a professional appraiser.

What about that 4D theater you have hiding in the basement?

Or, that pre-2000 underground bomb shelter that was your answer to Y2K? 

Well, the comps can't show me those amazing treasures hidden within your walls, or buried in your backyard. So, that's where the appraisal comes into play. 

You will be hiring an appraiser as a homeowner. So, he won't be hired by a lender. He isn't sent to you from a management company. You get to pick your own appraiser. You get to find a reputable one using online reviews and sources. This appraisal can mean more than just a number to you. 

You will have in your possession the appraisal report. This infamous, magical being that makes or brakes real estate deals worldwide. Paper gold. 

So, now that you have the appraisal, what EXACTLY does that mean? 

Numero uno: It will help you price you home to sell. When I say "sell", I mean "sell". 

Your home won't be one of those sitting on the market for months, years, decades. Let's just say, it won't be a historical landmark when that first offer rolls in. 

Not only will this appraisal help you price your home, you can also use it to judge and review any offers that come in. As a Realtor, one of my greatest fears and reaccuring nightmares is a low appraisal. Well, now, you will have the "almighty" power of pricing and value in your hands. Don't think for one second that leaving, accidentally of course, your appraisal report on the counter next to the brochures when buyers come looking at your home won't help raise the offers coming in. Such a great resource. 

Anyway, so...if you're thinking about selling your home and seriously thinking about hiring an appraiser to give you that competitive advantage over your over-priced competition..then, contact me. In the meantime, get a CMA of your home here. Then, when you get upset and sick to your stomach looking at that number in the box at the bottom of my CMA I send you, I can refer you to some honest and amazing appraisers. Believe you me...you'll like his number better than mine. Dang it...I should've been an appraiser. 

Emily Benner
PalmerHouse Properties
The Sells Strong Team

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Emily Benner - Path & Post Real Estate

Emily is a proven real estate professional with a depth of experience only surpassed by her passion to create amazing client experiences. By focusing on each client's unique needs and concerns she is able to leverage persistence, dedication, and compassion to help buyers find their path to the right home. Emily is a proactive guide along the journey and has a keen awareness of how to win the game of contracts for her clients. She is a North Atlanta resident and has a degree from Kennesaw State University. When she is not acting as a strategic guide, you can find Emily seeking a new town or campsite to explore with her two teenagers. Emily also enjoys horseback riding and supporting the communities she serves via various charities benefiting kids with cancer.


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