Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact James Earp Appraisal Service

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their home is a lot more than they expected, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's amount of value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property won't attract potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is sitting still on the market.

With today's changing market conditions, you should definitely hire a licensed appraiser to get a fair listing price for your home.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to list your house? Quite often they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays similar sales in your area. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize your home's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a really important step.

Even if you have been working with an expert real estate agent , it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before signing a Listing Agreement.

That's where James Earp Appraisal Service comes in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

We're also experienced in helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will appeal to buyers. A qualified appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service can:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's quality inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Reduce chances of unexpected complications that can cause sales to fall through
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Home improvements that add value

James Earp Appraisal Service can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your house. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel might improve your home's appeal, but it may not justify the costs you'd pay.

James Earp Appraisal Service can help you with these decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees are based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from James Earp Appraisal Service is based on our efforts to complete your report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your report. A professional appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service will help you make the best decisions on investing in their house and settling on a fair price to sell at.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.