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.

Many people are surprised 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 people 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 amount of value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property will not attract potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the best way to get a skillful listing price for your home in today's changing market.

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If you're working with an agent to sell your property, more than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays a list of sale homes in your local area. It's a good starting point when determining your home's listing price. This is a vital step if your main objectives are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

In our opinion, however, you might also wish to consider a pre-listing appraisal from someone who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - PRIOR to listing your home - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

That's where we come in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

An efficient appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will interest potential buyers, and we'll also:

  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you find a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's quality inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Reduce chances of unexpected predicaments that can cause your sale to fold
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Home improvements that add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be other equally important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Should I finish my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen might improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out your expenses before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

James Earp Appraisal Service will step in and help you make these decisions. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like a real estate agent do. Our fees are based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from James Earp Appraisal Service is based on our efforts to finalize the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair price to sell at, a professional appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service will help homeowners make the wisest decisions.

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