We moved here from out of town and didn’t know much about the local markets so we went to Jared Flake at Crest Valuation Realty because of his reputation and knowledge of all the “Over the Mountain” areas. Jared showed us several homes in the Mtn. Brook, Vestavia and Hoover areas before finally buying one in Liberty Park. Due to Jared’s knowledge from being an appraiser for several years in the metro Birmingham area, we were able to “filter through” several homes that were either over priced or didn’t meet our criteria. His expertise in the valuation side of real estate seperated him from other realtors I have worked with in the past. I would highly recommend his services.

I listed a rental house in Homewood with Jared after going through several realtors and having it listed “for sale by owner”. Due to Jared’s knowledge of the Homewood market and his background as an appraiser, I felt very comfortable with the list price he came up with and it sold within a few months. He also pointed out some very valuable “punch list” items that we needed to do in order to make the house more appealing to the market.

We told Jared to be on the “look out” for a house in the Crestline area that he thought would be a good investment. I wasn’t quite ready to buy a house at that moment, however when Jared came to us and said we needed to look at a particular house, we listened. We fell in love with the house he showed us and Jared went to work from there. After negotiating the house down to a very good number, we purchased the house and couldn’t be more pleased. Due to Jared’s extensive background valuating properties as an appraiser, I felt very comfortable with the whole process. I would recommend him to anyone that is looking to buy a house and wants a realtor who knows the process.

I would highly recommend Jared Flake with Crest Valuation Realty to help you with the process of buying and/or selling a house. He listed my parent’s house and before he listed it, he showed us all the sales in the area and recommended a list price. With his background as an appraiser, I was thoroughly impressed with his knowledge of how to valuate a house and knowing pretty much what it would sell for. Thanks for your hard work!