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

The top reasons WA homeowners order from Crest Appraisal Services:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. Remove PMI to lower their mortgage payment
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. If property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. Settle an estate in WA by determining the true market value of real estate in question

Need help determining the value of your home in or near Seattle, WA?
Contact Crest Appraisal Services.

We at Crest Appraisal Services understand the particular needs of a consumer looking for appraisal services. Our usual business clients get the appraisal process and the customary reporting formats. But as a consumer,you will receive extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more clearly understand what we do and how we report the results of our analysis.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner

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

Appraisals to cancel PMI

An attractive way to cut costs for homeowners is getting the PMI eliminated from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. PMI stands for "Private Mortgage Insurance". Once your mortgage loan is less than 80% of the value of your property, in most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. Crest Appraisal Services is experts in helping folks just like you do away with unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenging King county's assessment of your property

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if your home is not appreciating as much as other homes close by. That only means you're most likely paying more taxes than you should. The earlier you take care of a matter like this, the better off you'll be, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. An appraisal report from Crest Appraisal Services is your #1 weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender may decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is near a declining area. This can be be unfavorable to 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 home equity line of credit with efficient appraisal.

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Have you just been given a copy of your appraisal and you'd prefer to have a veteran appraiser double-check it for precision or do you want a second opinion without the expense 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 comparables. If you need it ASAP, we'll provide you with a 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 report? We can help with that too. Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may wish to employ this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.