Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is absolutely necessary. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's practically impossible for them to fully grasp local real estate values.

While important, an appraisal is not about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, the appraisal measures the true market value of your home.

Contact us for information regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Going to sell your home yourself?

An increasing amount of 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, quickly and for the best price, what you need is a professional appraisal. You need 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 explain to you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

In addition to helping you set a sensible asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while negotiating when you find 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 eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Lower the possibility of unidentified problems that cause sales to flop

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out that the value of their home is much more than they thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they originally expected. Alternatively, some people have an inflated impression of the value of 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.

We also help agents price homes in Wake County

Even if you're working with a very skilled agent, it's in your best interest to get of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where James Earp Appraisal Service comes in. An appraisal can be indispensable in a scenario like this. You and agent will get a comprehensive description for your property and its features which will give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a record of recent comparable properties in the area.

Sometimes it's useful to have a general resource for local real estate knowledge

Have you decided against a full appraisal but would like some information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you require some help gathering local sales and property data. We offer services tailored especially for clients like you to help with your real estate decisions.

Here's what you can expect when you place an order for an appraisal through us....

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We will give you personalized information for your particular appraisal need. We'll be delighted to provide suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Swift turnarounds for appraisals: Usually in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer quite a few different of types of reports, and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to consumers without a lot of industry jargon in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • 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 written in plain English, understandable, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion dealing your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we suggest that you email or call us!