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 home is a lot more than they expected, so investing in an appraisal from Crescent Appraisal Group, Inc. actually allowed these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an over-inflated opinion of their home's amount of value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property won't attract 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. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is still sitting on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the top way to get a solid listing price for your home in today's ever-changing market.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to list your house? Quite often they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes selected sales in your town. It's a good starting point in deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the house's time on the market, this is a really important step.

Even if you've been working with the most experienced agent, it's definitely 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. can help you! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

Crescent Appraisal Group, Inc. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will attract buyers, and we can also:

  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your house's quality inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected predicaments that cause negotiations to deteriorate
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your home. Ask yourself "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my closet remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel might improve the appeal of a home, but it may not justify the expenses involved.

Crescent Appraisal Group, Inc. will step in and help you make these important decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees are based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Crescent Appraisal Group, Inc. is based on our efforts to complete your report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report. A professional appraisal from Crescent Appraisal Group, Inc. will help homeowners make the smartest decisions when it comes to investing in their home and setting 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.