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. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to understand real estate market forces.

We are not talking about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Instead, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on your home's market value.

Contact us for information regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Appraisals are valuable tools for families selling without an agent

More and more NC homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But to do it right, quickly and to get the most you can, you need a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, it can be very hard to be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will inform you of what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a realistic selling 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 overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Lower the chances of unknown problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

It can be surprising to people when they find out their home's value is quite a bit more than they thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they expected they would get. Others have an an inflated assessment when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it 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. An overpriced home will not attract 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 skillful agent, it's in your best interest to have an unbiased second opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. James Earp Appraisal Service can help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate summarizing of your home's features and a detailed breakdown of the most recent and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

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

Not sure if you need an entire 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 still want some help analyzing local property and sales data. We have services designed for the needs of customers like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

This is a little bit of what to expect when you order an appraisal through ....

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We will give you information tailored for your individual appraisal need. We'll be thrilled to give you suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Swift 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 that suit YOUR needs: We've done many of assignments, and we understand that when it comes real estateappraising there is no typical or standard, "cookie cutter" report. We provide many different of types of reports, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Fast reply to follow-up questions: Documents we deliver 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 confusion regarding your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we suggest that you email or call us!