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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 more than they estimated, 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. There are also plenty of sellers who think their home is worth much more than it really is, 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 potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house sits on the market.

With today's fluctuating market conditions, you should definitely hire a licensed appraiser to get a just listing price for your home.

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Are you working with an agent to list your house? Then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a 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. This is a really important step if your interests are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

Even if you've been working with the most accomplished agent, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before you sign a Listing Agreement.

That's where we come in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have an accurate description of your house'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 potential buyers, and we can also:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's condition inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected complications that cause negotiations to fizzle
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value

There are so many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home There are many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home -- and Crest Appraisal Services can help with that. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to 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 may improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out the costs involved before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

We'll help you make some of these important decisions. Crest Appraisal Services appraisers have no vested interest in what amount your home sells for, unlike an agent. Our 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 finalize the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services. When it comes to investing in your home and setting a fair sale price, we'll help homeowners like you make the wisest decisions.

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