Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Crescent Appraisal Group, Inc.

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

Many people are surprised 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 them to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's estimated 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 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 the mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

Using a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get a proper listing price for your home in today's evolving market.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to list your home? More than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes selected houses for sale in your area. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your home's time on the market, 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 a Listing Agreement.

And that's where Crescent Appraisal Group, Inc. comes in! We'll do 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 helping you decide on a realistic price to sell so your home will entice potential buyers. A knowledgeable appraisal from Crescent Appraisal Group, Inc. can:

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you have a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's state inside and out to impress buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Reduce chances of unknown issues that can cause sales to deteriorate
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value to your home

Crescent Appraisal Group, Inc. can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Questions like "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" Everything 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 the appeal of a home, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. 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 the sales price. An appraisal fee from Crescent Appraisal Group, Inc. is based on our efforts to finalize your 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. So a professional appraisal from Crescent Appraisal Group, Inc. helps you make the wisest decisions on investing in their house 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.