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Have confidence in your listing price with an appraisal 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 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 inflated opinion of their home's amount of value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your house sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home sits on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get an accurate listing price for your home in today's evolving market.

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If you're working with a real estate agent to list your house, more than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes a list of sales in your town. It's a customary starting point in deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize the home's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a really important step.

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

And that's where Crest Appraisal Services can help you! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both 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 entice potential buyers, and we can also:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your house's quality inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected problems that cause the process to go up in smoke
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value to your home

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your property. Ask yourself "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Should I finish my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But, 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. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Your fee to us is 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 finalize the 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 complete the report. A professional appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services will help you make the sharpest decisions when it comes to investing in their house and deciding 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.