Getting an appraisal from Witherell & Associates, Inc. before putting your home on the market can save you time and money.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in a professional appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's practically impossible for them to fully grasp local real estate values.

We are not talking about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Instead, the appraisal estimates how much your home will bring in the current, open market.

Contact us for any questions regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Need help setting a price when selling yourself?

An increasing amount of homeowners are choosing 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, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, you need a expert appraiser. You need objective opinions, we're human too, we understand its difficult 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.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a astute asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Allow you to have the edge while bargaining while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Alert you of problems and eliminate overlooked repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Lower the odds of hidden problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

It can be surprising to people to discover the value of their home is higher than they originally thought. So by taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they thought they would get. Alternatively, some people have an inflated assessment when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of waiting on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Pre-listing appraisals

Even if you're working with an extremely talented agent, it's definitely a good idea to get an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. Witherell & Associates can help. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in this scenario. It will give both you and your agent a complete breakdown for your property and its features and give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a record of recent comparable properties in the area.

Serving the Puget Sound with the greatest real estate consulting services

Have you decided against a full appraisal but are looking for information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you require some help collecting local sales and property data. We offer services designed for the needs of customers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

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

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We personalize information to the needs of our clients We'll be thrilled to provide suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Swift turnaround time: Usually in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've preformed quite a few of assignments, and we've learned that in the business of real estateconsulting and appraising there is no typical or standard, "boiler place" assignment. We offer a variety of types of reports, and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to consumers without a lot of industry jargon so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick follow-up from Witherell & Associates, Inc.: Documents we deliver 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 regarding your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we suggest that you email or call us!