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

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to understand the nuances of real estate market forces.

We are not talking about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Instead, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on your home's market value.

Contact us for details regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Appraisals are valuable tools for people selling without an agent

Quite a few WA homeowners are deciding 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 for top dollar, you need a professional appraisal. You need objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very hard to take an objective look at 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 to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Allow you to have the edge while bargaining once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Lower the possibility of hidden problems that cause sales to deteriorate

People are surprised to discover the value of their home is a great deal more than they thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they thought they would get. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated impression of the value of their home, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than 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

We also help agents price homes in King County

You may have a very experienced agent but it's in your best interest to get of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. Let Crest Appraisal Services help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have an accurate summarizing of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the newest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Crest Appraisal Services also offer general consulting

Have you decided against a full appraisal but still need some information about the health of your area's real estate? If you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want assistance gathering local sales and property data. We have services designed for the needs of customers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

Here's what you can expect when you order an appraisal through us....

  • 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 clients We'll be thrilled to give you suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Quick turnaround time: Usually in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, we can have a 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 provide many different of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to clients without a lot of industry jargon in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Fast to follow-up questions: When we deliver a report to our clients, 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 moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion dealing your appraisal, once you've read through the report, we suggest that you email or call us!