Selling your home in or near Snohomish County? Contact Kent & Associates Appraisal and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is a must. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to get a handle on real estate market forces.

This isn't a discussion of the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on the true market value of your home.

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

Selling yourself instead of using a real estate agent and need help with pricing?

More and more WA homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, quickly and to get the most you can, what you need is a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get 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 explain to you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a sensible asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very useful negotiating tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Alert you of issues and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help prevent the chances of unrevealed problems that cause sales to fall through

It can be surprising to people when they find out their home's value is quite a bit more than they thought. So by taking the first step and investing in an appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated opinion of the value of their home, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than waiting on the market for months. Selling too high 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 skilled agent but it's definitely a good idea to get an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Kent & Associates Appraisal comes in. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a definitive description of your home's features and a detailed breakdown of the most recent and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

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

Have you decided against an entire appraisal but are looking for information about how real estate is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you'd still like assistance collecting local sales and property data. We can provide assistance for your real estate concerns with services especially designed for consumers with your real estate needs.

After you order an appraisal report through , you can expect....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a fast response: We tailor information to the needs of our customers We'll be thrilled to offer suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Swift turnaround time: Typically one week 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 that suit YOUR needs: We've done many of assignments, and we know that whether it's real estateappraising it's naive to think there's a typical or standard, "generic" assignment. We provide a variety of types of reports, and are familiar at providing appraisals to clients minus the 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: When we create reports, we make sure they are clearly written, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries dealing your appraisal, after you've read through the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!