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.

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in an appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. There are also plenty of sellers who think their home is worth a lot more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home won't attract interested buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is sitting still on the market.

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

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If you're working with a real estate agent to sell your home, then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes competing sales in your town. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. This step is vital if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the home's time on the market.

However, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion before you sign the Listing Agreement, even if you are working with the most experienced real estate agent.

That's where we come in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

We're also experienced in helping you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will charm buyers. A skillful appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service can:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you find a prospective buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your home's state inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Cut down the chances of unknown predicaments that can cause your sale to go up in smoke
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your house. Questions like "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my closet remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out the expenses involved before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

James Earp Appraisal Service will step in and help you make these decisions. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent do. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize the 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 the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize your report. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair price to sell at, a professional appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service helps you make the wisest decisions.

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