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Putting a house on the market in or near King County? Contact Crest Appraisal Services and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is a must. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and 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 practically impossible for them to fully grasp their local real estate market.

This isn't a discussion of the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Instead, the appraisal measures the true market value of your home.

Contact us for information regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Appraisals are valuable tools for homeowners selling without an agent

An increasing amount of WA homeowners are making the decision 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 for the best price, you need a qualified appraiser. The best thing to have is objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very difficult to be objective about your 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.

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

  • Give you an advantage while bargaining when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Alert you of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help prevent the chances of unrevealed problems that cause sales to fall through

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out that their home's value is a great deal more than they thought. So investing in a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they thought they would get. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated opinion of the value of their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in King County

You may have a highly talented agent but it's in your best interest to get an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Crest Appraisal Services comes in. An appraisal can be indispensable in this scenario. You and agent will get a comprehensive breakdown for your property and its features which will give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a detailed analysis of the latest comparable properties in the area.

Serving WA with unmatched real estate consulting services

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but are looking for information about how real estate is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you'd still like assistance analyzing local property and sales data. We have services tailored for the needs of customers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

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

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our clients Just let us know your situation and provide suggestions.
  • Fast turnaround time: Normally 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.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer a lot of different of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a prompt follow-up from Crest Appraisal Services: When we create reports, we make sure they are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any inquiries regarding your appraisal, after you've read through the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!