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Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services will ensure you get it right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is a must. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to get a handle on local real estate values.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on your home's market value.

Contact us for any questions regarding the specific services we offer for home sellers.

For Sale By Owner?

More and more WA homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, with minimal waiting and for the best price, what you need is a qualified appraiser. You need objective opinions, it can be very hard to take an objective look at own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a realistic selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Allow you to have the edge while bargaining while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Make you aware of issues and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Lower the odds of unknown problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

It can be surprising to people when they find out that their home's value is quite a bit more than they thought. So investing in an appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an exaggerated impression of their home's value, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of waiting on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

We also help agents price homes in King County

You might have a highly experienced agent but it's definitely a good idea to get an unbiased second opinion of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. Crest Appraisal Services can help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have an accurate summarizing of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the newest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Crest Appraisal Services also offer general consulting

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but still need some information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you need some help collecting local sales and property data. We have services tailored for the needs of consumers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

If your wondering what you can expect from when you order an appraisal just take a look....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a immediate response: We tailor information to the needs of our customers Just let us know your situation and provide suggestions.
  • Quick turnaround time: Normally one week or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer a variety of report types, and are familiar at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick follow-up from Crest Appraisal Services: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are written in plain English, simple to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. If you have any questions about your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!