Putting a house on the market in or near Kitsap County? Contact RWA Appraisals and make sure you're setting the price 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's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's practically impossible for them to understand the nuances of their local real estate market.

We are not talking about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Instead, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market.

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

Selling yourself instead of using a real estate agent and need help with pricing?

Quite a few WA homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, you need a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very hard 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.

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

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Call attention to any problems and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help lower the odds of unknown problems that cause sales to deteriorate

People are surprised to discover the value of their home is quite a bit more than they thought. So spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to receive thousands more than they thought they would get. Others have an an overestimated opinion when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts 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 a very experienced agent but it's definitely a good idea to get of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. Let RWA Appraisals help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a precise writeup of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the most recent and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

A resource for for local real estate knowledge

Don't need an entire appraisal but would like some information about the health of your area's real estate? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you need assistance gathering local property and sales data. We can be a resource for your real estate dilemmas with services especially tailored for customers with your real estate needs.

If your wondering what to expect from us when you order an appraisal just take a look....

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our customers Just tell us your situation and we will make suggestions.
  • Quick turnaround time: Typically in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide 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.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a fast follow-up from RWA Appraisals: When we write reports, we make sure they are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed 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 encourage you to email or call us!