Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Spencer Appraisals will ensure you get it right.

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. 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 practically impossible for them to fully grasp local real estate values.

We are not talking about how much you have invested in your home, or how much you want for it. Instead, an appraisal assesses how much your home will bring on the open market. A home is only worth what another person is willing to give you.

Contact us for details regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Selling on your own?

More and more Washington homeowners are making the decision 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 top dollar, you need a expert appraiser. You need objective opinions, we're human too, we understand its difficult difficult 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 realistic selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Give you an advantage while bargaining when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Call attention to any issues and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help decrease the chances of unidentified problems that cause sales to fall through
Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out their home's value is higher than they originally thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an inflated opinion when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting your valuable time and draining your resources while you're in real estate "limbo".

Pre-listing appraisals in Benton County

Even if you have with an extremely talented agent, it's definitely a good idea to have an unbiased second opinion of your home's value before signing a listing agreement. And that's where Spencer Appraisals comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a definitive description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the the newest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Serving Washington with unmatched real estate consulting services

If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want some help gathering local sales and property data, we have services designed for the needs of clients like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

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

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We tailor 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: Typically one week or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide many different of types of reports, and have know how at providing appraisals to clients sans the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Quick response to follow-up questions: Reports we write are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions about your appraisal once you've read through the report, we suggest that you simply email or call us!