Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Crowe Appraisals

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 house is a lot more than they expected, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes 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 on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is sitting still on the market.

With today's ever-changing market conditions, you should definitely hire a licensed appraiser to get a proper listing price for your home.

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If you're working with a real estate agent to list your property, then you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes competing homes for sale in your local area. It's a good starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This step is crucial if you're going to minimize the home's time on the market and maximize your profit.

However, it's definitely in your best interest to have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value before you sign the Listing Agreement, even if you have been working with an experienced agent.

That's where Crowe Appraisals comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

Crowe Appraisals can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will intrigue potential buyers, and we can also:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you find a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's quality inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Reduce chances of unexpected issues that can cause your sale to fizzle
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

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 house. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my closet remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out your expenses before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

We'll step in and help make these important 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 your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Crowe Appraisals 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 your home's sale price — our fees are based on efforts to complete the report. When it comes to investing in your house and deciding on a fair sale price, a professional appraisal from us will help you make the best decisions.

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