Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from James Earp Appraisal Service

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price. Are you working with a real estate agent to sell your house? Quite often they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays comparable sales houses in your town. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. For anyone looking to get most profit out of their house, which includes not having it for sale too long, this is a natural move.

In our opinion, however, you should also get a pre-listing appraisal from someone who tracks real estate values for living - PRIOR to putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

That's where James Earp Appraisal Service comes in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

In today's fluctuating market, hiring a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a skillful listing price for your home. Contact us today.

An efficient appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice potential buyers, and we'll also:
  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you find a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's shape inside and out to impress buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make yourself aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Reduce chances of unknown problems that can cause your sale to flop
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close
A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. There are also plenty of sellers who think their home is worth a lot more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract serious buyers, which means you waste time and (not to mention) money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage.

Improvements to add value to your home

There are so many important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it... Does the carpet need replacing... Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel... Nearly any project will influence value in some way. But not everything will have the same return on investment. A kitchen remodel might improve the appeal of a home, but it might not justify the expenses involved.

James Earp Appraisal Service can help you with these decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price -- our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. A professional appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service will help homeowners make the sharpest decisions on investments to add value and deciding on a fair sales price.