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 home is a lot more than they expected, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these people 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 much more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced house won't attract potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your house sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is still sitting on the market.

In today's adapting market, appointing a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a factual listing price for your home.

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Are you working with an agent to list your house? Quite often they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays selected houses for sale in your local area. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. For anyone looking to get most profit out of their house, which includes not having it for sale too long, this is a logical move.

However, it's definitely in your best interest to have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value prior to signing a Listing Agreement, even if you've hired the most experienced agent.

And that's where James Earp Appraisal Service comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent both have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your home'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:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have found a potential buyer
  • Impress potential buyers with written proof of your house's state inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Cut down the chances of unknown headaches that can cause your sale to flop
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

James Earp Appraisal Service can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself before listing your house. You should ask yourself 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?" 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 may improve the appeal of a home, but it might not justify the expenses involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent do. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from James Earp Appraisal Service is based on our efforts to complete the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to complete your report. A professional appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service will help homeowners make the best decisions on investing in their house and deciding on a fair sales price.

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