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.

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in an appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's price value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home won't attract serious buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is still sitting on the market.

Using a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get a just listing price for your home in today's adapting market.

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Working with a real estate agent to sell your home? More than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays similar homes for sale in your local area. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. This is a vital (and very logical) step if your interests are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

In our opinion, however, you might also wish to consider a pre-listing appraisal from a licensed professional who tracks real estate values for living - BEFORE listing your home - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

That's where we come in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your 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 house will charm potential buyers. A knowledgeable appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service can:

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you find an interested buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's quality inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected obstacles that can cause your sale to flop
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

There are so many important questions to ask yourself before listing your property There are many important questions to ask yourself before 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 new bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, but it might not justify the expenses involved.

James Earp Appraisal Service can help you with these decisions. James Earp Appraisal Service appraisers have no vested interest in the amount your home sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Your fee to us is 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 complete your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. A professional appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service will help you make the decisions when it comes to investing in their house and deciding on a fair price to sell at.

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