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

If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional 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 practically impossible for them to understand real estate market forces.

This isn't a discussion of how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you need 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 details regarding the specific services for home sellers we offer.

Appraisals are valuable tools for people selling without an agent

An increasing amount of WA homeowners are choosing 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, with minimal waiting and for the best price, you need a expert appraiser. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, it's very difficult 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.

In addition to helping you set a astute asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very beneficial negotiating tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Call attention to any problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help prevent the odds of unrevealed problems that cause sales to fall through

It can be surprising to people when they find out their home's value is a great deal 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 thousands more than they thought they would get. Others have an an inflated impression of their home's value, and an appraisal helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of waiting on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a professional value opinion before listing

Even if you're working with a very skillful agent, it's definitely a good idea to get of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Kent & Associates Appraisal comes in. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in this scenario. You and agent will get a detailed description for your property and its features and give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a detailed analysis of recent comparable properties in the area.

Kent & Associates Appraisal also are available for general consulting

Don't need an entire appraisal but still need some information about how real estate is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you'd still like assistance collecting local sales and property data. We can provide assistance for your real estate dilemmas with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

Here's what to expect when you order an appraisal through us....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a immediate response: We personalize information to the needs of our clients We'll be thrilled to offer suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Fast turnaround time: Typically one week or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer a variety of types of reports, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Prompt response to follow-up questions: Documents we deliver are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries dealing your appraisal, once you've read through the report, we suggest that you email or call us!