Putting a house on the market 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 absolutely necessary. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's practically impossible for them to fully grasp local real estate values.

This isn't a discussion of how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Instead, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for information regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Need help setting a price when selling yourself?

An increasing amount of 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. You need objective opinions, and we understand that it's hard to be objective about your 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.

Not only can getting a professional appraisal help you set a sensible selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Make you aware of problems and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Lower the chances of hidden problems that cause sales to backslide

People are surprised when they find out the value of their home is more than they originally believed. 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 could have gotten originally. Others have an an exaggerated opinion of their home's value, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Get a professional value opinion before listing

You might have a highly skillful agent but it's definitely a good idea to get an unbiased second opinion of value prior 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 precise description of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the latest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

We also are available for general consulting

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but are looking for information about the health of your area's real estate? Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want assistance analyzing local property and sales data. We offer services designed especially for clients like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

This is a little bit of what you can expect when you place an order for an appraisal through us....

  • 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. Just explain your situation and offer you suggestions.
  • Quick turnarounds on appraisals: Normally in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, we can have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats to suit YOUR needs: We've preformed lots of assignments, and we've learned that in the business of real estateappraising it's naive to think there's a typical or standard, "boiler place" report. We provide quite a few different of report types, and are skilled at providing appraisals to consumers minus the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a fast follow-up from Kent & Associates Appraisal: Reports we write are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion regarding your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we suggest that you email or call us!