Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service.

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to understand local real estate values.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Instead, the appraisal measures the true market value of your home.

Contact us for information regarding the specific services we offer for home sellers.

Selling on your own?

More and more NC homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, with minimal waiting and for the best price, you need a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, it can be very difficult to take an objective look at own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a astute asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while bargaining when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Call attention to any problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help lower the possibility of unrevealed problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

It can be surprising to people to discover their home's value is higher than they first thought. So spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they thought they would get. Others have an an overestimated opinion of the value of their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than gathering dust on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Wake County

Even if you're working with the most experienced agent, it's definitely a good idea to get of value prior to signing a listing agreement. James Earp Appraisal Service can help. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a precise summarizing of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the latest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Consulting services for Wake County Sellers: Put a local expert at your disposal

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but are looking for information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want assistance gathering local sales and property data. We offer services tailored for the needs of consumers like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

After you order an appraisal report through , expect the following....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a immediate response: We will give you information tailored for your individual appraisal need. We'll be thrilled to give you suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Swift turnarounds on appraisals: Normally in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer a variety of types of reports, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick follow-up from James Earp Appraisal Service: Documents we deliver are clearly written, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries dealing your appraisal, once you've read through the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!