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.

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. There are also plenty of home 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. Overpriced homes don't attract 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 its mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is sitting still on the market.

In today's ever-changing market, appointing a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get a correct listing price for your home.

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Are you working with an agent to sell your house? More than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays competing sales in your town. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize your home's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a vital step.

However, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion before you sign a Listing Agreement, even if you are working with the most experienced real estate agent.

That's where James Earp Appraisal Service comes in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

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

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you have a prospective buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Decrease the chances of unknown issues that cause the process to fizzle
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

In addition to "how much?", there may be other equally important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Should I finish my closet remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses can affect their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out the expenses involved before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

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

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