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. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to understand local real estate values.

We are not talking about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for any questions 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 making the decision 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, quickly and for top dollar, you need a skilled appraiser. You need objective opinions, we're human too, we understand its difficult hard to be objective about your 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.

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

  • Give you an advantage while negotiating when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Make you aware of issues and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help lower the chances of unknown problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

Folks are sometimes surprised to discover the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So by taking the first step and spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to receive several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an overestimated assessment of the value of their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than waiting on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Pre-listing appraisals in Raleigh

Even if you're working with a very skilled agent, it's definitely a good idea to get an unbiased second opinion of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where James Earp Appraisal Service comes in. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in this scenario. You and agent will get a comprehensive breakdown for your property and its features which will give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a detailed analysis of the latest comparable properties in the area.

Sometimes it's useful to have a general resource for local real estate knowledge

Have you decided against a full appraisal but are looking for information about the health of your area's real estate? Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want some help gathering local sales and property data. We can provide assistance for your real estate quandaries with services especially tailored for consumers with your real estate needs.

If your curious what you'll be getting from when ordering an appraisal just take a look....

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We will give you personalized information for your individual appraisal need. We'll be thrilled to provide suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Quick turnarounds for appraisals: Normally in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide quite a few different of report types, and have know how 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: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries regarding your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!