Have confidence in your listing price with an appraisal from 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 much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed them to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. There are also plenty of home 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 property will not attract serious buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home sits on the market.

With today's evolving market conditions, you should definitely appoint a licensed appraiser to get a correct listing price for your home.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to sell your home? Quite often you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes a list of homes for sale in your local area. It's a customary starting point in 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.

In our opinion, however, you should also get a pre-listing appraisal from someone who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - PRIOR to putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

That's where we come in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent 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 price to sell so your house will intrigue buyers. A qualified appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service can:

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you find an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's quality inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected headaches that can cause sales to go up in smoke
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value to your home

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your house. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

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. Your fee to us is 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 finalize the 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 fees are 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 home and setting a fair sales price, we'll help homeowners make the best decisions.

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