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Selling your home in or near Jefferson County? Contact Gregory W. Easter, IFA and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it's worth every penny in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's practically impossible for them to fully grasp their local real estate market.

It's tempting to want to base your home's value on the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, an appraisal provides a professional opinion on your home's market value. After all, a home is only going to sell for the price another person is offering to pay.

Contact us for details regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Appraisals are valuable tools for families selling without an agent

More and more Tennessee homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, what you need is a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get an objective opinion, it's very hard to be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

In addition to helping you set a sound asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Be a very beneficial bargaining tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Alert you of issues and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help lower the chances of hidden problems that cause sales to backslide
It can be surprising to people when they find out their home's value is more than they originally believed. So taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they thought they would get. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated impression of the value of their home, and an appraisal gave them the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price for their home - allowing them to quickly sell it - rather than sitting on the market for months. Asking too much for a home causes buyers to back off, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a professional value opinion before listing

You may have a highly talented agent, but it's in your best interest to get an analysis of your home's value before finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Gregory W. Easter, IFA comes in. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a definitive description of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the the latest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Serving Nashville with the finest real estate consulting services

Not sure if you need a formal appraisal but are looking for information about the real estate market in your area? We can provide assistance for your real estate dilemmas with services especially tailored for customers with your real estate needs.

If you're curious what you can expect from us when you order an appraisal just take a look....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We will give you personalized information for your particular appraisal need. Just tell us your situation, and we will make suggestions.
  • Swift turnaround time: Normally in a week's time or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a PDF ready for you to download from our site or in your e-mail.
  • Consulting and appraisal report presentations that suit YOUR needs: We've preformed quite a few of assignments, and we know that in the art of real estate appraising, there isn't a typical or standard "generic" assignment. We offer quite a few different report types and are skilled at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum and in an easy to read format with the general public in mind.
  • Quick to follow-up questions: Our reports are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any inquiries about your appraisal after you've read the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!