Selling your home in or near Wake County? Contact James Earp Appraisal Service and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is a must. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's practically impossible for them to get a handle on their local real estate market.

We are not talking about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, the appraisal measures your home's market value.

Contact us for information regarding the specific services for home sellers we offer.

Selling on your own?

An increasing amount of NC homeowners are making the decision to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But to do it right, quickly and for top dollar, you need a skilled appraiser. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, it's very difficult to be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

In addition to helping you set a sensible selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very helpful negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Alert you of problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help prevent the odds of unrevealed problems that cause sales to deteriorate

People are surprised to discover the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So spending a little on a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated impression when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of gathering dust on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Wake County

Even if you have with an extremely talented agent, it's in your best interest to get an unbiased second opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. Let James Earp Appraisal Service help. An appraisal can be invaluable in this scenario. It will give both you and your agent a comprehensive breakdown for the unique features of your property and give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a detailed analysis of recent comparable properties in the area.

Consulting services for NC Sellers: Have a local expert at your disposal

Don't need a full appraisal but would like some information about how real estate is doing in your area? If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you'd still like some help gathering local property and sales data. We can provide assistance for your real estate concerns with services especially designed for consumers with your real estate needs.

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

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We will provide you with personalized information for your individual appraisal need. Just tell us your situation and provide suggestions.
  • Fast turnaround time: Normally in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've worked on lots of assignments, and we understand that in the business of real estateappraising there isn't a typical or standard, "boiler place" assignment. We offer a lot of different of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Quick to follow-up questions: When we write reports, we make sure they are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions dealing your appraisal, after you've read the report, just give us a call or email us!