Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Crandall Appraisal Service

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price. Working with an agent to sell your home? More than likely, you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes a list of homes for sale in your area. It's a good starting point when determining your home's listing price. For anyone looking to get most profit out of their house, which includes not having it for sale too long, this is a natural process.

But even if you are working with an experienced real estate agent, it's definitely in your best interest to have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value prior to signing a Listing Agreement.

And that's where Crandall Appraisal Service can help you! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so 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".

With today's evolving market conditions, you should definitely hire a licensed appraiser to get a solid listing price for your home. Contact us today.

In addition to assisting you with setting a realistic selling price so your house will bring in potential buyers, a professional appraisal from Crandall Appraisal Service can:
  • Be a an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you find a a prospective buyer
  • Impress potential buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make yourself aware of problems
  • Reduce chances of unexpected difficulties that can cause your sale to crumble
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten
So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their home is more than they estimated, 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. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's price value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract serious potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is sitting still on the market.

Improvements that add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be other important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your house. Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it... Should I put in that third bathroom... Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel... Nearly any project can influence value in some way. But each thing affects value differently. Remodeling your kitchen may improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out your costs before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

Crandall Appraisal Service can help you with these decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. 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 Crandall Appraisal Service will help homeowners make the decisions on investments to add value and settling on a profit-maximizing sales price.