Attention homeowners in Mill Creek and Snohomish County: Need an appraisal?

See the top reasons WA homeowners need Kent & Associates Appraisal:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. Remove PMI to reduce their mortgage payment
  4. To reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. Verify a different appraiser's report
  6. If real estate needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To settle an estate in WA by determining the true market value of real estate in question

Need help determining the value of your house in or near Mill Creek, WA?
Contact Kent & Associates Appraisal.

We at Kent & Associates Appraisal understand the individual needs of a homeowner looking for appraisal services. While our typical clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get an extra level of customer service in the form of an explanation of the process and even special consumer-friendly reporting forms if the assignment allows for them.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

It's very hard to be objective about your home because of your emotional attachment to it. A professional appraiser is objective and will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your house will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a crucial negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer. The appraisal is something tangible to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's price, not just you saying how much your home is worth. Potential buyers assume that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be far more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value report than yours.

Appraisals to remove PMI

A popular way to cut costs for homeowners is to get the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. PMI stands for "Private Mortgage Insurance". Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan amount is below 80% of the value of your house. In most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI removed from your loan. We are veterans in helping consumers just like you remove unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenging Snohomish county's assessment of your property

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if your house not appreciating as much as other houses nearby. That only means you're most likely paying more taxes than you should. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the sooner you take care of a matter like this, the better off you'll be. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting an expert appraisal from Kent & Associates Appraisal is your best weapon.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender may just make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is in or near a declining area. This can be be harmful to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also annoying from a cash flow viewpoint. Kent & Associates Appraisal can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with a professional appraisal.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Do you need an expert to double-check your appraisal for preciseness, or do you need a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Kent & Associates Appraisal offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comparables in question. If you need it immediately, we'll provide desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.

We can also provide a retrospective review of any appraisal you may have had done before. While typically requested by banks, you may need to make use of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.