Selling your home in or near Wake County? Contact James Earp Appraisal Service and make sure you're setting the price right.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to understand 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 to sell it for. Instead, an appraisal assesses how much your home will bring on the open market.

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

Selling on your own?

More and more 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 to do it right, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, you need a skilled appraiser. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, we're human too, we understand its difficult hard to be objective about 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 realistic asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Allow you to have the edge while bargaining while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Make you aware of problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Prevent the chances of unidentified problems that cause sales to deteriorate

People are surprised when they find out the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So by taking the first step and investing in an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they thought they would get. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated opinion when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Get a professional value opinion before listing

You may have a highly skillful agent but it's in your best interest to get an unbiased second opinion of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. James Earp Appraisal Service can help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a definitive summarizing of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the most recent and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

A resource for for local real estate knowledge

Not sure if you need an entire appraisal but still need some information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want assistance analyzing local sales and property data. We have services tailored for the needs of consumers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

If your wondering what you'll be getting 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 prompt response: We personalize information to the needs of our clients We'll be more then happy to provide suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Quick turnarounds on appraisals: Usually one week or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: We've worked on quite a few of assignments, and we know that whether it's real estateconsulting and appraising there is no typical or standard, "generic" report. We offer a variety of types of reports, and are skilled at providing appraisals to consumers minus the so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a fast follow-up from James Earp Appraisal Service: When we write reports, we make sure they are clearly written, understandable, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion regarding your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we suggest that you email or call us!