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

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is absolutely necessary. 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 hard for them to get a handle on real estate market forces.

We are not talking about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, the appraisal measures the true market value of your home.

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

Appraisals are valuable tools for families selling without an agent

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 if you're going to do it right, quickly and to get the most you can, what you need is a expert appraiser. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, it's very hard to take an objective look at 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 asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very beneficial bargaining tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers 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 delay a closing
  • Help lower the possibility of hidden problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

People are surprised to discover their home's value is higher than they first thought. So spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an inflated assessment of the value of their home, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than 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're working with a very skilled agent, it's definitely a good idea to get an unbiased second opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. James Earp Appraisal Service can help. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have an accurate writeup of your home's features and a detailed breakdown of the latest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Serving Raleigh with the finest real estate consulting services

Have you decided against a full appraisal but are looking for information about how real estate is doing in your area? You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you need assistance gathering local property and sales data. We offer services designed for the needs of customers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

If your wondering what you can expect from when you order an appraisal just take a look....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We personalize information to the needs of our clients Just let us know your situation and give you suggestions.
  • Quick turnaround time: Typically one week or less from the date the request is received, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've done quite a few of assignments, and we understand that in the art of real estateconsulting and appraising it's naive to think there's a typical or standard, "cookie cutter" report. We provide quite a few different of types of reports, and are experienced at providing appraisals to consumers minus the 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 write reports, we make sure they are clearly written, simple to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion dealing your appraisal, once you've read the report, we suggest that you email or call us!