Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service will ensure you get it right.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in a professional appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to fully grasp local real estate values.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on your home's market value.

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

Selling yourself instead of using a real estate agent and need help with pricing?

An increasing amount of NC homeowners are choosing 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 qualified appraiser. It can be very difficult to get 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 can getting a professional appraisal help you set a sensible selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very useful negotiating tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Make you aware of issues and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help prevent the odds of unknown problems that cause sales to fall through

It can be surprising to people when they find out the value of their home is much more than they thought. 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 could have gotten originally. Others have an an exaggerated assessment of their home's value, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than sitting on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Wake County

Even if you have with a very skilled agent, it's definitely a good idea to get an unbiased second opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. And that's where James Earp Appraisal Service comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a precise description of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the most recent and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Serving Raleigh with unmatched real estate consulting services

Don't need an entire appraisal but still need some information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want some help gathering local sales and property data. We can be a resource for your real estate decisions with services especially tailored for consumers with your real estate needs.

After you order an appraisal report from , you can expect....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a immediate response: We personalize information to the needs of our clients Just tell us your situation and we will make suggestions.
  • Fast turnaround time: Usually in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats to suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer quite a few different of report types, and have a lot of experience at providing appraisals to consumers minus the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Quick reply to follow-up questions: Our reports are clearly written, understandable, and adhere to 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, we encourage you to email or call us!