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, a professional appraisal is a must. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays you in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to understand the nuances of real estate market forces.

We are not talking about how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, an appraisal assesses the true market value of your home.

Contact us for details 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 help of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, quickly and for the best price, you need a skilled appraiser. You need objective opinions, we're human too, we understand its difficult difficult 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.

In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very beneficial negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Alert you of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help lower the odds of unrevealed problems that cause sales to backslide

Folks are sometimes surprised to discover their home's value is a great deal more than they thought. So investing in an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they originally thought. Others have an an inflated opinion of the value of their home, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of sitting 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.

We also help agents price homes in Snohomish County

Even if you're working with a very skillful agent, it's in your best interest to have an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. Kent & Associates Appraisal can help. An appraisal can be indispensable in this scenario. It will give both you and your agent a complete description for the unique features of your property and give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a detailed analysis of recent comparable properties in the area.

Consulting services for Mill Creek Sellers: Put a local expert at your disposal

Don't need a full appraisal but still need some information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want assistance gathering local sales and property data. We have services tailored for the needs of clients like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

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

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a fast response: We personalize information to the needs of our customers Just let us know your situation and provide suggestions.
  • Quick turnarounds on appraisals: Normally one week or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer quite a few different of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers without so much of industry jargon in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Quick to follow-up questions: Documents we deliver are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion dealing your appraisal, after you've read the report, we encourage you to email or call us!