Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact 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.

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is more than they estimated, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced house won't attract potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home sits on the market.

In today's adapting market, appointing a licensed appraiser is the best way to get a skillful listing price for your home.

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Working with a real estate agent to list your home? Then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays competing sales in your area. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. This is a vital (and very logical) step if your main objectives are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

But even if you have been working with the most expert agent, it's in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before signing a Listing Agreement.

And 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 home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

James Earp Appraisal Service can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will draw in potential buyers, and we can also:

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you find a prospective buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your house's state inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Cut down the chances of unknown quandaries that can cause sales to crumble
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your house. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I finish my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

James Earp Appraisal Service will step in and help make these important decisions. James Earp Appraisal Service appraisers have no vested interest in what amount your home sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from James Earp Appraisal Service is based on our efforts to finalize your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your report. So a professional appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service helps homeowners like you make the smartest decisions on investing in their homes and setting a fair sales price.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.