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Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Crest Appraisal Services

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

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these people to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's value 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. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is sitting still on the market.

With today's evolving market conditions, you should definitely considering hiring a licensed appraiser to get an exact listing price for your home.

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If you're working with an agent to sell your property, more than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays comparable houses for sale in your town. It's a customary starting point in deciding 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 standard process.

However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before you sign a Listing Agreement, even if you've hired the most experienced agent.

And that's where Crest Appraisal Services comes in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

A professional appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will intrigue buyers, and we'll also:

  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you have found a potential buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your house's shape inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Reduce chances of unexpected quandaries that can cause sales to flop
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your home. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Should I finish my closet remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect 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 costs you'd pay.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Crest Appraisal Services 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 fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. A professional appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services helps homeowners like you make the best decisions on investing in their houses and setting 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.