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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 planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is absolutely necessary. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to fully grasp local real estate values.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Instead, an appraisal assesses the true market value of your home.

Contact us for any questions regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Appraisals are valuable tools for families selling without an agent

More and more 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 if you're going to do it right, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, you need a qualified appraiser. The best thing to have is objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very 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.

In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very beneficial negotiating tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Make you aware of issues and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Decrease the possibility of unknown problems that cause sales to fall through

People are surprised when they find out their home's value is more than they originally believed. So by taking the first step and investing in an appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they originally expected. Others have an an exaggerated impression of their home's value, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of sitting on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Seattle

You may have a highly skillful agent but it's in your best interest to get an unbiased second opinion of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Crest Appraisal Services comes in. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a definitive writeup of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Consulting services for WA Sellers: Keep a local expert at your disposal

Don't need a full appraisal but still need some information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you'd still like assistance analyzing local sales and property data. We can help solve your real estate dilemmas with services especially designed for consumers with your real estate needs.

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

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We will provide you with personalized information for your particular appraisal need. Just let us know your situation and provide suggestions.
  • Fast turnarounds for appraisals: Normally in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide many different of report types, and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to consumers minus the 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: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are clearly written, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion regarding your appraisal, after you've read the report, we suggest that you email or call us!