Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in Seattle and King County
Check out the top seven reasons WA homeowners use Crest Appraisal Services:
Need help deciding the value of your house in or near Seattle, WA?
We at Crest Appraisal Services understand the special needs of a customer seeking appraisal services. Our typical business clients get the appraisal process and the customary "products" we deliver to them. As our client, you'll receive extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to understand what we do and how we report our conclusions.
Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner (FSBO)
It's very hard to be objective about your own house because you probably have an emotional attachment to it. The professional appraisers at Crest Appraisal Services will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your house will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is a crucial negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer. It gives you something concrete to show the buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your property's value, and not just you saying how much your home is worth. Potential buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be far more likely to give credibility to a qualified appraiser's value assessment than yours.
Need to remove PMI?
A popular money saver for homeowners is to get the PMI canceled from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. PMI stands for "Private Mortgage Insurance". Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan amount is less than 80% of the value of your house. In most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan. Crest Appraisal Services is qualified in helping clients just like you get rid of unwanted PMI insurance.
Challenge Tax Assessment
Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in an area that's going down. This means you're going to pay higher taxes than you should be paying. The faster you take care of things like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. An appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services is your perfect weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.
Recently got a freeze your HELOC?
Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender just might choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is close to a declining area. Not only can this be disadvantageous from a cash flow standpoint, but it can be bad for your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Crest Appraisal Services can help you reinstate your HELOC.
Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?
Would you prefer a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you need an expert to double-check your appraisal for preciseness? Crest Appraisal Services offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comps in question. If you need it in a rush, we'll provide desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.
Need a retrospective review of an appraisal? We can help with that too. While typically requested by banks, you may wish to take advantage of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.