Pre-Listing Appraisal Services 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.

A lot of sellers are shocked 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 sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's price value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract serious buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

With today's adapting market conditions, you should definitely use a licensed appraiser to get a proper listing price for your home.

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Working with an agent to sell your property? More than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays similar sales houses in your local area. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the home's time on the market, this is a vital step.

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

That's where we come in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

In addition to assisting you with setting a realistic selling price so your home will attract potential buyers. A knowledgeable appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service can:

  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's quality inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Decrease the chances of unknown disputes that cause the process to crumble
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be equally important questions to ask yourself before listing your home. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. James Earp Appraisal Service appraisers have no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Our fees are based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from James Earp Appraisal Service is based on our efforts to complete your report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair sales price, we'll help homeowners 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.