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

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 the homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's practically impossible for them to get a handle on real estate market forces.

This isn't a discussion of the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Instead, an appraisal assesses 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 choosing 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 top dollar, you need a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, and we understand that it's 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 can getting a professional appraisal help you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very useful negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help lower the chances of unidentified problems that cause sales to deteriorate

It can be surprising to people when they find out their home's value is more than they originally believed. So spending a little on an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they originally thought. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated impression of their home's value, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than gathering dust on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Wake County

Even if you have with a very skilled agent, it's definitely a good idea to get an unbiased second opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where James Earp Appraisal Service comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate summarizing of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the newest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Serving NC with unmatched real estate consulting services

Not sure if you need a full appraisal but still need some information about the real estate market in your area? If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you require some help collecting local property and sales data. We can provide assistance for your real estate dilemmas with services especially designed for clients with your real estate needs.

When you order an appraisal report from , you can expect....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We personalize information to the needs of our clients We'll be more then happy to provide suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Fast turnarounds for appraisals: Normally one week or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide quite a few different of types of reports, and are skilled at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Prompt reply to follow-up questions: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion regarding your appraisal, after you've read through the report, just give us a call or email us!