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 much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these people to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's estimated value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still sitting 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 sits on the market.

With today's ever-changing market conditions, you should definitely appoint a licensed appraiser to get a just listing price for your home.

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Working with an agent to list your house? Then they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes a list of sales houses in your town. It's a good starting point when determining your home's listing price. This step is really important if you're going to minimize the house's time on the market and maximize your profit.

Even if you've been working with an experienced agent , it's in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before you sign a Listing Agreement.

That's where we come in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

A qualified 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:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress potential buyers with written proof of your home's shape inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Cut down the chances of unknown issues that can cause your sale to deteriorate
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements that add value to your home

James Earp Appraisal Service can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. 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 third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses can affect their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

James Earp Appraisal Service can help you with these important decisions. James Earp Appraisal Service appraisers have no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Your fee to us is 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 complete the report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service. When it comes to investing in your home and setting a fair sales price, we'll help homeowners 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.