Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Kent & Associates Appraisal will ensure you get it right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is absolutely necessary. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to understand their local real estate market.

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

Contact us for details regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Selling on your own?

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 skilled appraiser. The best thing to have is objective opinions, it's very hard to take an objective look at 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 sensible asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while negotiating while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Alert you of issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help lower the chances of unidentified problems that cause sales to deteriorate

People are surprised when they find out the value of their home is higher than they originally thought. So investing in a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an inflated impression of their home's value, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than waiting on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

You may have an extremely skilled agent but it's in your best interest 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 indispensable in this scenario. It will give both you and your agent a detailed breakdown of 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.

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

Don't need a full appraisal but are looking for information about the health of your area's real estate? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you require some help analyzing local sales and property data. We can be a resource for your real estate dilemmas with services especially designed for consumers with your real estate needs.

If your curious what you'll be getting from us when you order an appraisal just take a look....

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We will provide you with personalized information for your individual appraisal need. Just explain your situation and offer you suggestions.
  • Quick turnarounds on appraisals: Usually 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 formats that suit YOUR needs: We've worked on quite a few of assignments, and we understand that practice of real estateappraising there isn't a typical or standard, "cookie cutter" report. We offer many different of types of reports, and are experts at providing appraisals to consumers sans 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: Our reports are clearly written, easy to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions dealing your appraisal, once you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!