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

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is absolutely necessary. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to understand the nuances of real estate market forces.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Instead, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on how much your home will bring on the open market.

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

For Sale By Owner?

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, quickly and to get the most you can, what you need is a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, it can be very difficult to take an objective look at 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 sensible asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Allow you to have the edge while bargaining while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Alert you of issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help decrease the odds of hidden problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

People are surprised when they find out that the value of their home is much more than they thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they expected they would get. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated opinion of their home's value, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than waiting 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.

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

You may have an extremely skillful agent but it's in your best interest to get an unbiased second opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. Crest Appraisal Services can help. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have an accurate writeup of your home's features and a detailed breakdown of the latest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Serving Seattle with the very best real estate consulting services

Not sure if you need an entire appraisal but still need some information about the real estate market in your area? If you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want assistance gathering local property and sales data. We can be a resource for your real estate quandaries with services especially designed for customers with your real estate needs.

Here's what to expect when you place an order for an appraisal from us....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our customers We'll be delighted to provide suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Swift turnaround time: Typically 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 formats that suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer quite a few different of report types, and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to consumers without a lot of industry jargon in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a fast follow-up from Crest Appraisal Services: Our reports are written in plain English, easy to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion about your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!