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.

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they expected, so investing in an appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service actually allowed these people to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's estimated value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract potential 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 on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

In today's adapting market, hiring a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get a solid listing price for your home.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to list your house? Then you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays comparable sales houses in your local area. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your house's time on the market, this is a crucial step.

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

And that's where James Earp Appraisal Service can help you! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent both have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will appeal to potential buyers. A skillful appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service can:

  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you have found an interested buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your house's shape inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Reduce chances of unexpected predicaments that can cause your sale to go up in smoke
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value to your home

There are so many important questions to ask yourself before 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. Questions like "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Should I finish my kitchen remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. A kitchen remodel might improve the appeal of a home, but it might not justify the costs you'd pay.

We'll step in and help make these decisions. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees are based on efforts to finalize the 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 the sales 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 house and setting a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from us will help homeowners like you make the sharpest decisions.

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