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 house is a lot more than they expected, so investing in an appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service actually allowed these people to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. 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 home won't attract serious buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your home sits on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

Using a licensed appraiser is the top way to get a proper listing price for your home in today's fluctuating market.

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Are you working with an agent to list your house? More than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes selected houses for sale in your area. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize the home's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a vital step.

Even if you've hired the most experienced agent, it's in your best interest to also have a third-party's objective opinion of value before signing the Listing Agreement.

That's where we come in! We can 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.

James Earp Appraisal Service can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice potential buyers, and we can also:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you find an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's state inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Reduce chances of unexpected disputes that can cause your sale to crumble
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

In addition to "how much?", there may be more important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my closet remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel might improve the appeal of a home, but it may not justify the expenses involved.

James Earp Appraisal Service can help you with these important decisions. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete 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 the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the report. When it comes to investing in your house and deciding on a fair price to sell at, a professional appraisal from us helps you make the sharpest decisions.

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