Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service will ensure you get it right.

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to fully grasp local real estate values.

This isn't a discussion of how much you have invested in your home, or how much you want for it. Rather, an appraisal assesses the true market value of your home.

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

Going to sell your home yourself?

Quite a few NC homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But to do it right, quickly and for top dollar, what you need is a qualified appraiser. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, and we understand that it's difficult to take an objective look at own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will explain to you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very useful bargaining tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Call attention to any problems and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Lower the possibility of unknown problems that cause sales to flop

People are surprised when they find out their home's value is higher than they originally thought. So spending a little on an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an inflated assessment of their home's value, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to realistically price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Wake County

Even if you have with a very skillful agent, it's definitely a good idea to get an unbiased second opinion 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 writeup of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the newest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Sometimes it's useful to have a general resource for local real estate knowledge

Not sure if you need a full appraisal but still need some information about the real estate market in your area? If you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you require some help collecting local sales and property data. We can help solve your real estate quandaries with services especially tailored for consumers with your real estate needs.

This is a little bit of what you can expect when you order an appraisal from ....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a immediate response: We will provide you with information tailored for your particular appraisal need. We'll be thrilled to offer suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Fast turnaround time: Usually in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've done quite a few of assignments, and we understand that practice of real estateappraising it's naive to think there's a typical or standard, "cookie cutter" assignment. We offer a variety of report types, and are experts at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Quick to follow-up questions: When we write reports, we make sure they are clearly written, understandable, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion about your appraisal, once you've read through the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!