Getting an appraisal from Kent & Associates Appraisal before putting your Snohomish County home on the market saves you time and money.

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays you in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to fully grasp real estate market forces.

While important, an appraisal is not about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, an appraisal assesses how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for details regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Appraisals are valuable tools for families selling without an agent

An increasing amount of WA homeowners are making the decision to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But to do it right, quickly and for top dollar, what you need is a qualified appraiser. You need objective opinions, it's very difficult 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 astute asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while bargaining while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Alert you of issues and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help decrease the chances of hidden problems that cause sales to flop

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out their home's value is much more than they thought. So by taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an overestimated opinion of the value of their home, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Pre-listing appraisals in Snohomish County

You might 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. Kent & Associates Appraisal can help. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have an accurate summarizing of your home's features and a detailed breakdown of the latest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Sometimes it's useful to have a general resource for local real estate knowledge

Not sure if you need an entire appraisal but are looking for information about the health of your area's real estate? If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you'd still like assistance analyzing local property and sales data. We offer services tailored for the needs of clients like you to help with your real estate decisions.

If your wondering what to expect from us 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 information tailored for your individual appraisal need. We'll be more then happy to offer suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Fast turnaround time: Normally in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats to suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer a lot of different of types of reports, and are familiar 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 Kent & Associates Appraisal: Reports we write are clearly written, understandable, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries dealing your appraisal, once you've read the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!