Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from 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.

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they'd 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 over-inflated opinion of their home's estimated value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract serious potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is sitting still on the market.

In today's changing market, appointing a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get an expert listing price for your home.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to sell your house? More than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes selected houses for sale in your area. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize the house's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a really important step.

Even if you have been working with the most accomplished agent, it's definitely in your best interest to have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value prior to signing a Listing Agreement.

That's where we come in! We'll 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".

A skillful appraisal from Crowe Appraisals can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice potential buyers, and we'll also:

  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you find a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's shape inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Reduce chances of unexpected complications that can cause your sale to fizzle
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Home improvements that add value

Crowe Appraisals can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your house. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out the expenses involved before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

Crowe Appraisals can help you with these important decisions. Crowe Appraisals appraisers have no vested interest in the amount the home sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Crowe Appraisals is based on our efforts to finalize the 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 the report. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from Crowe Appraisals will help you make the decisions.

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