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.

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their home is more than they estimated, so investing in a professional appraisal from us 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 realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home won't attract serious potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Each month that your home is still 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 sits on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a sharp listing price for your home in today's changing market.

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If you're working with an agent to sell your property, then you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes similar houses for sale in your area. It's a good starting point when deciding 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 standard move.

However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion of value prior to signing a Listing Agreement, even if you have been working with the most experienced agent.

That's where we come in! We'll do 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 intrigue buyers, and we can also:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Wow 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 unexpected disputes that can cause your sale to break down
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value

James Earp Appraisal Service can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your house. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen might improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out your expenses before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. James Earp Appraisal Service appraisers have no vested interest in the amount the home sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Our appraisal 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 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. So please consider ordering an appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service. When it comes to investing in your house and setting a fair sale price, we'll help homeowners like you make the decisions.

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