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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.

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they had planned, 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 estimated value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract serious 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 its mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is still sitting on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the best way to get a sharp listing price for your home in today's fluctuating market.

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If you're working with a real estate agent to sell your home, then you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes a list of houses for sale in your area. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your home's time on the market, this is a vital step.

Even if you're working with the most experienced real estate agent, it's in your best interest to also have a third-party's objective opinion of value before you sign a Listing Agreement.

That's where we come in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

We're also experienced in helping you decide on a realistic price to sell so your home will bring in potential buyers. A polished appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services can:

  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you have found a potential buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Reduce chances of unknown difficulties that can cause your sale to deteriorate
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value to your home

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

We can step in and help make these decisions. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent do. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize the 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 the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to complete the report. A professional appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services will help homeowners like you make the decisions on investing in their houses and settling on a fair sales price.

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