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 house is a lot more than they expected, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these people to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's amount of value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract serious potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

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

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Working with a real estate agent to sell your house? More than likely, you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes similar sales houses in your town. It's a good starting point when determining your home's listing price. This is a really important (and very common) step if your interests are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

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

That's where James Earp Appraisal Service comes in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so 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".

An expert appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will interest buyers, and we'll also:

  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you have found a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's shape inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Cut down the chances of unknown disputes that can cause sales to flop
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value to your home

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your home. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, but it might not justify the expenses involved.

James Earp Appraisal Service can help you with these decisions. James Earp Appraisal Service appraisers have no vested interest in what amount your house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. 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 your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale 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 houses and setting a fair price to sell at.

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