Getting an appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service before putting your Raleigh home on the market saves you time and money.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is absolutely necessary. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's practically impossible for them to get a handle on local real estate values.

We are not talking about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Instead, the appraisal measures the true market value of your home.

Contact us for any questions regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Selling on your own?

An increasing amount of NC homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, you need a qualified appraiser. You need objective opinions, it can be very hard to take an objective look at own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will explain to you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a astute selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while negotiating once you have a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Call attention to any problems and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help prevent the chances of hidden problems that cause sales to flop

It can be surprising to people to discover the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So by taking the first step and spending a little on a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they originally thought. Alternatively, some people have an inflated assessment of their home's value, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

We also help agents price homes in Wake County

You might have an extremely skillful agent but it's in your best interest to have an unbiased second opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. Let James Earp Appraisal Service help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the newest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

James Earp Appraisal Service also are available for general consulting

Have you decided against an entire appraisal but are looking for information about how real estate is doing in your area? If you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you'd still like assistance gathering local property and sales data. We can help solve your real estate quandaries with services especially tailored for consumers with your real estate needs.

Here's what you can expect when you order an appraisal through us....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We will provide you with personalized information for your particular appraisal need. Just let us know your situation and give you suggestions.
  • Swift turnaround time: Typically in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, we can have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: We've preformed a large amount of assignments, and we've learned that whether it's real estateconsulting and appraising it's naive to think there's a typical or standard, "generic" report. We provide a variety of report types, and are skilled at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a prompt follow-up from James Earp Appraisal Service: Reports we write are written in plain English, easy to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any inquiries about your appraisal, after you've read the report, just give us a call or email us!