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Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact 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 home is much more than they had planned, so investing in an appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services actually allowed these people to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's estimated value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract serious buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home sits on the market.

In today's ever-changing market, using a licensed appraiser is the top way to get an accurate listing price for your home.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to list your property? Then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays competing sales houses in your area. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your house's time on the market, this is a vital step.

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

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

In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will entice potential buyers. A professional appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services can:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have found a potential buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your home's quality inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Cut down the chances of unknown difficulties that can cause sales to fold
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your house. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my closet remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

Crest Appraisal Services can help you with these important decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Your fee to us is 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 your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to complete your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services. When it comes to investing in your house and setting a fair price to sell at, we'll help you make the decisions.

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