Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from Binder and Associates (360) 573-8114.

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. Don't think of an appraisal as purely an expense; it pays you in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to understand the nuances of real estate market forces.

It's tempting to want to base your home's value on how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you need to get out of it. Instead, the appraisal measures the true market value of your home. Once you break it all down, at the end of the day, your house is only worth what another person is willing to pay.

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

Selling on your own?

Quite a few Washington homeowners are making the decision 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, what you need is a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get an objective opinion, it's very 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 asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Be a very beneficial negotiating tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Alert you of issues and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Prevent the chances of unknown problems that cause sales to go up in smoke
It can be surprising to people when they find out their home's value is more than they originally believed. So taking the first step and spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to receive thousands more than they could have originally banked. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated impression of their home's value, and an appraisal gave them the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price for their home in order for it to sell quickly - rather than sitting on the market for months. Asking too much for a home causes buyers to back off, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

Even if you're working with an extremely talented agent, it's in your best interest to get an analysis of your home's value before finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Binder and Associates (360) 573-8114 comes in. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a precise description of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the the latest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Someone to ask for for local real estate knowledge

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but would like some information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? We can help solve your real estate dilemmas with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

When you order an appraisal report from Binder and Associates (360) 573-8114, expect the following....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a fast response: We will provide you with information tailored for your particular appraisal need. We'll be more then happy to offer suggestions - just tell us what your situation is.
  • Fast turnaround on appraisals: Typically in a week's time or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a PDF ready for you to download from our site or in your e-mail.
  • Consulting and appraisal report presentations to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, one size does NOT fit all. We offer quite a few different report types and have a lot of experience at providing appraisals to clients minus the industry jargon so that you don't have to be real estate attorney to understand it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a prompt response from Binder and Associates (360) 573-8114: When we write reports, we make sure they are clearly written, understandable, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion about your appraisal once you've read the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!