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Selling your home in or near King County? Contact Crest Appraisal Services and make sure you're setting the price right.

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's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to understand the nuances of local real estate values.

While important, an appraisal is not about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Instead, an appraisal assesses your home's market value.

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

Going to sell your home yourself?

An increasing amount of 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 for the best price, what you need is a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, it can be very difficult 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 will getting a professional appraisal help you set a astute selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while bargaining when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Alert you of issues and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Decrease the chances of hidden problems that cause sales to deteriorate

People are surprised to discover the value of their home is higher than they first thought. So spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated assessment of their home's value, 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 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.

Pre-listing appraisals in Seattle

You might have a very skilled agent but it's definitely a good idea to have an unbiased second opinion of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. Crest Appraisal Services can help. An appraisal can be invaluable in a scenario like this. You and agent will get a comprehensive description of your property and its features which will give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a detailed analysis of recent comparable properties in the area.

Serving WA with the finest real estate consulting services

Don't need a full appraisal but are looking for information about how real estate is doing in your area? If you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want assistance collecting local property and sales data. We offer services designed for the needs of clients like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

If your wondering what you'll be getting from us when ordering an appraisal just take a look....

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our customers We'll be delighted to provide suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Fast turnaround time: Normally one week or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide a variety of report types, and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to clients 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: Documents we deliver 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, after you've read the report, we suggest that you email or call us!