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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 pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's practically impossible for them to fully grasp their local real estate market.

We are not talking about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Instead, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on the true market value of your home.

Contact us for any questions 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 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 explain to 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 asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Allow you to have the edge while negotiating once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Call attention to any issues and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help decrease the chances of unidentified problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out that their home's value is higher than they originally thought. So spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to receive thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an exaggerated impression of their home's value, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than waiting 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're working with an extremely talented agent, it's definitely a good idea to have an unbiased second opinion of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. Let Crest Appraisal Services help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate summarizing of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the newest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

We also provide general consulting

Have you decided against a full appraisal but are looking for information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want some help gathering local sales and property data. We offer services tailored especially for clients like you to help with your real estate decisions.

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

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a fast response: We tailor information to the needs of our clients We'll be more then happy to offer suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Quick turnaround time: Usually one week or less from the date the request is received, 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 dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide a lot of different of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick follow-up from Crest Appraisal Services: Reports we write are written in plain English, simple to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions dealing your appraisal, once you've read the report, we suggest that you email or call us!