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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 a lot more than they expected, so investing in an appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services actually allowed these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's amount of value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home will not attract serious potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

With today's changing market conditions, you should definitely use a licensed appraiser to get a precise listing price for your home.

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Working with an agent to list your house? More than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes competing homes for sale in your area. It's a good starting point when determining your home's listing price. This step is vital if you're going to minimize your home's time on the market and maximize your profit.

In our opinion, however, you might also wish to consider an appraisal from a professional who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - PRIOR to putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

That's where Crest Appraisal Services comes in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent both have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

Crest Appraisal Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will interest buyers, and we can also:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you find a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's quality inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Decrease the chances of unknown quandaries that cause the process to crumble
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Improvements that add value to your home

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 Crest Appraisal Services can help with that. Ask yourself "Should we paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Should I finish my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. Remodeling your kitchen may improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out your costs before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. Crest Appraisal Services appraisers have no vested interest in the amount your home sells for, unlike an agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of the sales 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 wisest decisions when it comes to investing in their house and setting 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.