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.

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their home 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 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 home won't attract interested buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

Using a licensed appraiser is the top way to get an exact listing price for your home in today's ever-changing market.

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If you're working with a real estate agent to list your house, more than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays similar sales houses in your town. It's a customary starting point in 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 logical process.

Even if you're working with the most experienced real estate agent, it's in your best interest to also have a third-party's objective opinion of value before you sign the Listing Agreement.

That's where we come in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

A professional appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will charm buyers, and we'll also:

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you find a potential buyer
  • Impress potential buyers with written proof of your house's state inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Reduce chances of unknown complications that can cause sales to crumble
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

There are so many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home There are many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home -- and James Earp Appraisal Service can help with that. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. A kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, but it may not justify the costs you'd pay.

James Earp Appraisal Service will step in and help make these important decisions. James Earp Appraisal Service appraisers have no vested interest in the amount your home sells for, unlike an agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete 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 the sales price — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete your report. So a professional appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service will help homeowners make the best decisions on investing in their houses and deciding on a fair sale price.

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