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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.

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these people to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's amount of value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property will not 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 sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home sits on the market.

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

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Working with an agent to sell your property? More than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays similar houses for sale in your area. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This step is crucial if you're going to minimize the house's time on the market and maximize your profit.

In our opinion, though, you should also get an appraisal from someone who tracks real estate values for living - BEFORE putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

That's where Crest Appraisal Services comes in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate 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 an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you have found a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's shape inside and out to impress buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Cut down the chances of unknown dilemmas that can cause sales to fall through
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

In addition to "how much?", there may be equally important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, but it may not justify the expenses involved.

We'll step in and help make these decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Our fees are based on efforts to complete the 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 your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report. A professional appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services helps you make the wisest decisions on investing in their houses 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.