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 pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to get a handle on real estate market forces.

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

Contact us for details 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 if you're going to do it right, quickly and to get the most you can, you need a skilled appraiser. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very difficult to take an objective look at 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.

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 negotiating tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Call attention to any issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Decrease the odds of unidentified problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

It can be surprising to people when they find out that the value of their home is higher than they originally thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an inflated impression when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal helped them to to set a more reasonable 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.

Pre-listing appraisals in Raleigh

Even if you're working with a very skilled agent, it's definitely a good idea to get an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where James Earp Appraisal Service comes in. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in a scenario like this. It will give both you and your agent a detailed description of your property and its features and give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a record of recent comparable properties in the area.

Consulting services for Wake County Sellers: Put a local expert at your disposal

Have you decided against a full appraisal but still need some information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you require assistance gathering local sales and property data. We can be a resource for your real estate quandaries with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

This is a little bit of what you can expect when you place an order for an appraisal from ....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our clients Just let us know your situation and provide suggestions.
  • Fast turnaround time: Usually 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 formats to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer quite a few different of report types, and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to clients minus the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a prompt follow-up from James Earp Appraisal Service: Reports we create are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion dealing your appraisal, once you've read the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!