Have confidence in your listing price with an appraisal 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. If you're working with a real estate agent to sell your home, more than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays comparable houses for sale in your area. It's a good starting point when determining your home's listing price. This is a crucial (and very logical) step if your goals are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

But even if you're working with an accomplished agent, it's definitely in your best interest to have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value before signing the Listing Agreement.

That's where we come in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your 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, using a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get an accurate listing price for your home. Contact us today.

James Earp Appraisal Service can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will interest potential buyers, and we can also:
  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you find a a prospective buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your house's condition inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make yourself aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Cut down the chances of unknown messes that can cause sales to fizzle
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten
A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they thought, so investing in an appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an over-inflated opinion of their home's estimated value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home won't attract interested buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage.

Improvements to add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be other equally important questions to ask yourself before listing your home. Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it... Do I need to finish my closet remodel... Almost any project has the potential to 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 may not justify the costs you'd pay.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent on commission will. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. So a professional appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service will help homeowners like you make the wisest decisions when it comes to investments to add value and deciding on a fair sales price.