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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 home is a lot more than they expected, so investing in an appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services actually allowed them 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 value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract serious buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your home stays 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 is sitting still on the market.

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

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Working with a real estate agent to sell your house? More than likely, you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays selected sales in your town. It's a customary starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This step is crucial if you're going to minimize your home's time on the market and maximize your profit.

However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion of value prior to signing the Listing Agreement, even if you've hired the most experienced real estate agent.

That's where Crest Appraisal Services comes in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

We're also experienced in assisting you with setting a realistic price to sell so your house will entice potential buyers. A polished appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services can:

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you have a prospective buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your house's state inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Decrease the chances of unknown quandaries that cause negotiations to fold
  • 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 prior to listing your property. Ask yourself "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?" Everything we do to our houses 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 the expenses.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Our 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 the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete your report. A professional appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services will help homeowners like you make the smartest decisions on investing in their home and settling on a fair sale price.

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