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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.

A lot of sellers are shocked 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 people 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 decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home will not attract serious potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. 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 property sits on the market.

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

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Working with an agent to list your property? More than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes comparable sales houses in your local area. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize your home's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a really important step.

Even if you've hired the most experienced real estate agent, it's in your best interest to also have a third-party's objective opinion of value before you sign the Listing Agreement.

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

An efficient 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:

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you find a prospective buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your house's condition inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Reduce chances of unexpected disputes that can cause your sale to fizzle
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Home improvements that add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be more important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your house. Ask yourself "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses have an effect on their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

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 a real estate agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale 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 appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your report. A professional appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services helps homeowners like you make the wisest decisions on investing in their home and setting 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.