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Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services will ensure you get it right.

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, 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 how much you have invested in your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, the appraisal measures your home's market value.

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

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 help of a real estate agent. But to do it right, quickly and to get the most you can, you need a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, we're human too, we understand its difficult 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.

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

  • Be a very useful bargaining tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Alert you of issues and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help prevent the possibility of hidden problems that cause sales to backslide

People are surprised to discover their home's value is a great deal more than they thought. So by taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they originally thought. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated impression of the value of their home, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of gathering dust on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in King County

Even if you have with a very skillful agent, it's in your best interest to get an unbiased second opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. Crest Appraisal Services can help. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in this scenario. It will give both you and your agent a comprehensive breakdown for your property and its features and give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a detailed analysis of the latest comparable properties in the area.

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

Have you decided against an entire appraisal but are looking for information about the real estate market in your area? Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you require assistance gathering local sales and property data. We have services designed for the needs of consumers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

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

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We personalize information to the needs of our customers We'll be delighted to provide suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Fast turnarounds for appraisals: Normally 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 formats that suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide a variety of types of reports, and are well seasoned 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 quick follow-up from Crest Appraisal Services: Reports we create are clearly written, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any inquiries regarding your appraisal, once you've read the report, we suggest that you email or call us!