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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 an appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services actually allowed these people 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 amount of value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property won't attract potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house sits on the market.

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

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If you're working with an agent to list your house, then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays comparable sales houses in your area. It's a good starting point when determining your home's listing price. This step is crucial if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your home's time on the market.

However, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before signing the Listing Agreement, even if you have hired the most experienced real estate agent.

That's where we come in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your 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 professional appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will draw in buyers, and we'll also:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's state inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Reduce chances of unexpected difficulties that can cause your sale to fizzle
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value to your home

Crest Appraisal Services can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Ask yourself "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But not everything will 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 might not justify the time and costs involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Our 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 your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services. When it comes to investing in your house and deciding on a fair sales price, we'll help you make the best decisions.

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