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Selling your home in or near King County? Contact Crest Appraisal Services and make sure you're setting the price right.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to fully grasp local real estate values.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you have invested in your home, or how much you want for it. Instead, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on the true market value of your home.

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

Selling on your own?

Quite a few WA homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, you need a expert appraiser. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, it can be very hard to be objective about your 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.

In addition to helping you set a astute asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Allow you to have the edge while bargaining once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Alert you of problems and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Prevent the chances of unknown problems that cause sales to fall through

It can be surprising to people when they find out the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So by taking the first step and investing in an appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an exaggerated opinion 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 rather than sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Pre-listing appraisals in Seattle

Even if you're working with the most experienced agent, it's definitely a good idea to have of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. Let Crest Appraisal Services help. An appraisal can be indispensable in a scenario like this. You and agent will get a detailed description for the unique features of your property and give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a detailed analysis of the latest comparable properties in the area.

We also offer general consulting

Have you decided against an entire appraisal but still need some information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you require some help analyzing local sales and property data. We can be a resource for your real estate concerns with services especially designed for consumers with your real estate needs.

Here's what you can expect when you order an appraisal through us....

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our clients We'll be delighted to offer suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Fast turnarounds on appraisals: Typically in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide quite a few different of types of reports, and are skillful at providing appraisals to clients minus the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Fast reply to follow-up questions: When we create reports, we make sure they are clearly written, easy to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion regarding your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!