Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from James Earp Appraisal ServiceAre you working with a real estate agent to sell your house? Quite often they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays comparable sales houses in your town. It's a good starting point when 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 natural move.
In our opinion, however, you should also get a pre-listing appraisal from someone who tracks real estate values for living - PRIOR to putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.
An efficient appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice potential buyers, and we'll also:
Improvements to add value to your homeThere are so many important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it... Does the carpet need replacing... Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel... Nearly any project will 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 might not justify the expenses involved.
James Earp Appraisal Service can help you with these decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price -- our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. A professional appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service will help homeowners make the sharpest decisions on investments to add value and deciding on a fair sales price.