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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 them to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an over-inflated opinion of their home's value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is sitting still on the market.

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

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Working with an agent to list your house? Then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes similar sales in your town. It's a customary starting point when deciding 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 really important step.

Even if you've been working with the most experienced agent, it's in your best interest to also have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value prior to signing the Listing Agreement.

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

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

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you have an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's quality inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Cut down the chances of unknown dilemmas that can cause sales to fizzle
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value

Crest Appraisal Services can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen 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. Remodeling your kitchen might improve your home's appeal, 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. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize the 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 your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale 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 smartest decisions when it comes to investing in their home and settling on 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.