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 a lot more than they expected, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. There are also plenty of sellers who think their home is worth much 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 will not attract serious buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is sitting still on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get a solid listing price for your home in today's ever-changing market.

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Are you working with an agent to sell your property? More than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes selected sales in your town. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize the home's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a vital step.

However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion of value prior to signing the Listing Agreement, even if you've hired an experienced agent.

That's where James Earp Appraisal Service comes in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

In addition to helping you decide on a realistic price to sell so your home will interest buyers. A knowledgeable appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service can:

  • Be an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's shape inside and out to impress potential buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Decrease the chances of unknown quandaries that cause negotiations to deteriorate
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close.

Improvements to add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be other important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property. Ask yourself "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect 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.

We can step in and help you make these important decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees are based on efforts to complete your 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 your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report. When it comes to investing in your home and setting a fair sale price, a professional appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service helps you make the decisions.

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