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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 home is a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an over-inflated opinion of their home's price value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract serious potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your home sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is sitting still on the market.

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

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If you're working with a real estate agent to list your house, more than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes a list of homes for sale in your area. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. This is a really important step if your main objectives are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

But even if you've been working with an accomplished agent , it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value prior to signing the Listing Agreement.

And that's where Crest Appraisal Services can help you! We'll 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 intrigue buyers, and we can also:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your house's shape inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Reduce chances of unexpected difficulties that can cause your sale to go up in smoke
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value to your home

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your property. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

Crest Appraisal Services will step in and help you make these important decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an 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 complete the 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 a professional appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services helps you make the smartest decisions on investing in their house and setting a fair price to sell at.

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