Putting a house on the market in or near Wake County? Contact James Earp Appraisal Service and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is absolutely necessary. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to fully grasp their local real estate market.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Instead, an appraisal assesses the true market value of your home.

Contact us for any questions regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Selling on your own?

Quite a few NC homeowners are making the decision to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, quickly and for the best price, what you need is a expert appraiser. The best thing to have is objective opinions, and we understand that it can be 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.

Not only can getting a professional appraisal help you set a sensible asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Call attention to any problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Decrease the chances of hidden problems that cause sales to flop

People are surprised when they find out their home's value is more than they originally believed. So investing in an appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they thought they would get. Alternatively, some people have an inflated impression when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of waiting on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

Even if you have with the most experienced agent, it's definitely a good idea to get of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. Let James Earp Appraisal Service help. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in a scenario like this. You and agent will get a detailed breakdown of your property and its features which will give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a record of the latest comparable properties in the area.

Serving NC with the greatest real estate consulting services

Don't need an entire appraisal but would like some information about the health of your area's real estate? You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want some help analyzing local sales and property data. We have services tailored especially for customers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

If your wondering what to expect from us when ordering an appraisal just take a look....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a immediate response: We will give you personalized information for your individual appraisal need. Just let us know your situation and offer you suggestions.
  • Swift turnaround time: Normally one week or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide quite a few different of types of reports, and have a lot of experience at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick follow-up from James Earp Appraisal Service: Our reports are written in plain English, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries dealing your appraisal, after you've read through the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!