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Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is absolutely necessary. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays you in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like an appraiser, it's practically impossible for them to understand the nuances of real estate market forces.

While important, an appraisal is not about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market.

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

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

Quite a few WA homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, what you need is a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, and we understand that 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 realistic selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very useful negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Call attention to any problems and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Prevent the odds of unknown problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

It can be surprising to people to discover their home's value is quite a bit more than they thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an overestimated assessment of the value of their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to realistically price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of waiting on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a professional value opinion before listing

Even if you have with a very skilled agent, it's definitely a good idea to have an unbiased second opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. Crest Appraisal Services can help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a precise summarizing of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the latest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Consulting services for King County Sellers: Have a local expert at your disposal

Not sure if you need an entire appraisal but would like some information about the real estate market in your area? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you require some help analyzing local property and sales data. We can be a resource for your real estate decisions with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

This is a little bit of what to expect when you order an appraisal through ....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We will provide you with information tailored for your particular appraisal need. Just tell us your situation and we will make suggestions.
  • Fast turnaround time: Usually in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats to suit YOUR needs: We've preformed a lot of assignments, and we know that when it comes real estateconsulting and appraising it's naive to think there's a typical or standard, "cookie cutter" report. We offer a lot of different of types of reports, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers without so much of industry jargon so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick follow-up from Crest Appraisal Services: Our reports are clearly written, simple to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions regarding your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we suggest that you email or call us!