Have confidence in your listing price with an appraisal 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 much more than they had planned, so investing in an appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's price value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your house stays 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 perfect way to get an accurate listing price for your home in today's evolving market.

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Are you working with an agent to sell your home? Then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes similar houses for sale in your local area. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. This is a crucial (and very logical) step if your main objectives are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

But even if you are working with an expert real estate agent , it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before signing a Listing Agreement.

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

In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell so your home will charm buyers. A knowledgeable appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service can:

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you have a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's state inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected dilemmas that can cause sales to deteriorate
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close.

Improvements to add value

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your home. Questions like "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my closet remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out your expenses before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. Unlike an 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 your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from James Earp Appraisal Service is based on our efforts to finalize your report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our fees are based on efforts to complete the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service. When it comes to investing in your home and setting a fair sale price, we'll 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.