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Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of Seattle and King County

Here are the top 7 reasons WA homeowners need Crest Appraisal Services:

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether they're selling the home themselves or using an agent)
  2. To challenge a WA property tax assessment
  3. Remove PMI to reduce their monthly mortgage payment
  4. Reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. To review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. Settle an estate in WA by determining the true market value of property in question

Do you own a home in or near Seattle? Do you need help deciding the price of your real estate?
Contact Crest Appraisal Services.

At Crest Appraisal Services, we understand the unique needs of a customer after appraisal services. Our customary business clients get the appraisal process and the usual "products" we deliver to them. As our client, you will receive extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to understand what we do and how we document the results of our analysis.

For Sale By Owner/Pre-Listing Services

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own home, it's often very hard to be objective about 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 property will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is very crucial as a negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer. It gives you something tangible to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's price, not just you saying how much you think your house is worth. Potential buyers assume that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be far more likely to give credibility to a qualified appraiser's value report than yours.

Need to cancel PMI?

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) removed from your mortgage loan is a preferred money saver for homeowners. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan amount is below 80% of the value of your home. In most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan. At Crest Appraisal Services, we're experienced in helping customers just like you abolish unnecessary PMI insurance.

Challenge a property tax assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in a region that is going down. This means you're most likely paying higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the faster you take care of a matter like this, the better. Getting an appraisal report from Crest Appraisal Services is your perfect weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

HELOC recently frozen?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender just may decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is in or near a declining area. This can be be bad for your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also disadvantageous from a cash flow angle. Crest Appraisal Services can help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Also Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Have you just been handed a copy of your appraisal and you would like to have a seasoned appraiser double-check it for precision or do you desire a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Crest Appraisal Services offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comps. Or, if you need it ASAP, we can 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 We can assist you Even though this is typically requested by banks, you may desire to use this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.