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Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from Crest Appraisal Services.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to understand real estate market forces.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, the appraisal measures the true market value of your home.

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

Need help setting a price when selling yourself?

More and more 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, with minimal waiting and for the best price, what you need is a expert appraiser. It can be very difficult to get 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.

In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract 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 the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Call attention to any problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help lower the possibility of unknown problems that cause sales to backslide

People are surprised to discover the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So by taking the first step and spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an exaggerated impression when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in King County

You may have a very experienced agent but it's definitely a good idea to have an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. Crest Appraisal Services can help. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in a scenario like this. It will give both you and your agent a complete breakdown of the unique features of your property which will give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a detailed analysis of the latest comparable properties in the area.

We also are available for general consulting

Have you decided against an entire appraisal but still need some information about how real estate is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want some help analyzing local sales and property data. We offer services tailored for the needs of consumers like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

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

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We will give you personalized information for your particular appraisal need. We'll be delighted to offer suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Quick turnaround time: Typically one week or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a 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 a variety of report types, and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to clients sans 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: Documents we deliver are clearly written, easy to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any questions dealing your appraisal, once you've read through the report, just give us a call or email us!