Getting an appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service before putting your Raleigh home on the market saves you time and money.

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 the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to fully grasp local real estate values.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want for it. Rather, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for information regarding the specific services for home sellers we offer.

Need help setting a price when selling yourself?

Quite a few NC homeowners are deciding 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 for the best price, what you need is a skilled appraiser. You need objective opinions, it's very hard to be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will explain to you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

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

  • Be a very valuable bargaining tool while speaking with 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 overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help lower the odds of unknown problems that cause sales to deteriorate

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out the value of their home is higher than they first thought. So investing in a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated assessment of the value of their home, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of waiting on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

Even if you're working with an extremely talented agent, it's in your best interest to have an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. Let James Earp Appraisal Service help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a definitive description of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the newest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Serving NC with the very best real estate consulting services

Don't need a full appraisal but still need some information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want assistance collecting local sales and property data. We have services tailored for the needs of clients like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

If your curious what you'll be getting from when you order an appraisal just take a look....

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We will give you information tailored for your individual appraisal need. Just explain your situation and provide suggestions.
  • Fast turnaround time: Normally in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: We've done a lot of assignments, and we understand that when providing real estateappraising it's naive to think there's a typical or standard, "generic" assignment. We provide a lot of different of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Quick reply to follow-up questions: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are clearly written, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any questions dealing your appraisal, once you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!