Putting a house on the market in or near Wake County? Contact James Earp Appraisal Service and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and 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 hard for them to get a handle on local real estate values.

We are not talking about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on your home's market value.

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

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

More and more NC homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, with minimal waiting and for the best price, you need a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, and we understand that it's hard to take an objective look at 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 realistic asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Allow you to have the edge while bargaining once you have a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Make you aware of problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Lower the possibility of hidden problems that cause sales to flop

People are surprised when they find out that the value of their home is much more than they thought. So spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they originally thought. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated opinion of their home's value, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of waiting 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

Pre-listing appraisals in Wake County

You may have an extremely experienced agent but it's in your best interest to get an unbiased second opinion of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. Let James Earp Appraisal Service help. An appraisal can be invaluable in a scenario like this. It will give both you and your agent a complete description of the unique features of your property and give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a record of the latest comparable properties in the area.

Serving NC with unsurpassed real estate consulting services

Not sure if you need an entire appraisal but still need some information about how real estate is doing in your area? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want assistance collecting local sales and property data. We can help solve your real estate concerns with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

When you order an appraisal report through , you can expect....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our clients We'll be delighted to give you suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Quick turnaround time: Normally one week or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide a variety of types of reports, and have a lot of experience at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a prompt follow-up from James Earp Appraisal Service: Reports we write are written in plain English, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions about your appraisal, once you've read the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!