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Getting an appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services before putting your King County home on the market saves you time and money.

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 a professional appraiser does, it's practically impossible for them to understand the nuances of real estate market forces.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Rather, an appraisal assesses how much your home will bring on the open market.

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

For Sale By Owner?

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 professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, and we understand that it's hard 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.

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

  • Be a very helpful negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Alert you of issues and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Lower the possibility of unrevealed problems that cause sales to fall through

It can be surprising to people to discover their home's value is more than they originally believed. 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 originally expected. Alternatively, some people have an inflated impression when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of sitting on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Seattle

You may have a highly experienced agent but it's in your best interest to have an unbiased second opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. Crest Appraisal Services can help. An appraisal can be invaluable in a scenario like this. It will give both you and your agent a detailed breakdown for the unique features of your property and give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a record of recent comparable properties in the area.

A resource for for local real estate knowledge

Have you decided against a full appraisal but would like some information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you'd still like some help gathering local sales and property data. We have services designed especially for customers like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

When you order an appraisal report through , you can expect....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our customers We'll be more then happy to provide suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Swift turnarounds on appraisals: Usually one week or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: We've done a lot of assignments, and we know that whether it's real estateappraising there is no typical or standard, "generic" assignment. We offer quite a few different of types of reports, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers minus the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Quick response to follow-up questions: Reports we write are written in plain English, understandable, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any questions dealing your appraisal, after you've read the report, we encourage you to email or call us!