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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 a professional appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to get a handle on local real estate values.

We are not talking 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 how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for any questions regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Selling yourself instead of using a real estate agent and need help with pricing?

More and more WA homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But if you're going 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 difficult to take an objective look at own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will inform you of what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a sensible asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very beneficial bargaining tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Prevent the chances of unrevealed problems that cause sales to deteriorate

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out the value of their home is quite a bit more than they thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they expected they would get. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated opinion of their home's value, by getting an appraisal it 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 will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

You might have a highly talented agent but it's in your best interest to have an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Crest Appraisal Services comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a precise description of your home's features and a detailed breakdown of the latest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Serving King County with the very best real estate consulting services

Don't need a full appraisal but still need some information about the health of your area's real estate? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you need some help gathering local property and sales data. We can help solve your real estate dilemmas with services especially tailored for consumers with your real estate needs.

When you order an appraisal report from us, expect the following....

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We will provide you with personalized information for your individual appraisal need. We'll be more then happy to provide suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Fast turnaround time: Typically one week or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer quite a few different of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Quick to follow-up questions: When we write reports, we make sure they are clearly written, simple to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any questions about your appraisal, once you've read through the report, just give us a call or email us!