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 home is more than they estimated, so investing in a professional appraisal from us 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 amount of value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home won't attract serious potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your house sits on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

In today's changing market, using a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get an expert listing price for your home.

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If you're working with a real estate agent to list your home, then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays comparable sales houses in your town. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. For anyone looking to get most profit out of their house, which includes not having it for sale too long, this is a natural process.

In our opinion, though, you might also wish to consider a pre-listing appraisal from someone who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - BEFORE listing your home - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

That's where James Earp Appraisal Service comes in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

In addition to assisting you with setting a realistic selling price so your home will interest buyers. A qualified appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service can:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Reduce chances of unexpected problems that can cause sales to crumble
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be other important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your house. Ask yourself "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I finish my closet remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

James Earp Appraisal Service can help you with these important decisions. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent do. Our appraisal fees are 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 finalize your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report. A professional appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service helps homeowners like you make the decisions when it comes to investing in their houses and deciding on a fair sale price.

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