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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.

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they expected, so investing in an appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. There are also plenty of home sellers who think their home is worth much more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property won't attract interested 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 sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is still sitting on the market.

In today's fluctuating market, hiring a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get an expert listing price for your home.

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Working with an agent to sell your home? Then they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes comparable sales houses in your local area. It's a good starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This step is vital if you're going to minimize your house's time on the market and maximize your profit.

However, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before signing a Listing Agreement, even if you're working with an experienced agent.

And that's where Crest Appraisal Services can help you! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

Crest Appraisal Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will attract buyers, and we can also:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have a potential buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your house's shape inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Reduce chances of unexpected headaches that can cause sales to fizzle
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements that add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be other important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my closet remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

We can step in and help you make these decisions. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. 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 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 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 sale price, we'll help homeowners make the smartest decisions.

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