Putting a house on the market in or near Benton County? Contact Appraisal Group Raines and Phillips and make sure you're setting the price right.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to get a handle on local real estate values.

We are not talking about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, an appraisal assesses how much your home will bring on the open market. Once you break it all down, at the end of the day, your house is only going to sell for the price another person is willing to give you.

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

Need help setting a price when selling yourself?

An increasing amount of Washington homeowners are choosing 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 for the best price, what you need is a qualified appraiser. The best thing to have is an objective opinion, 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 asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Be a very helpful bargaining tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Alert you of problems and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Prevent the odds of unrevealed problems that cause sales to flop
It can be surprising to people to discover the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they originally expected. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated opinion of the value of their home, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home - allowing them to quickly sell it - rather than sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting your valuable time and draining your resources while you're in Real Estate "limbo".

Pre-listing appraisals in KENNEWICK

You might have a highly talented agent, but it's definitely a good idea to have an unbiased second opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. Let Appraisal Group Raines and Phillips help. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate writeup of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the the newest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

A resource for for local real estate knowledge

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but still need some information about how Benton real estate is doing in your area? We offer services designed for the needs of consumers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

If you're curious what to expect from us when ordering an appraisal just take a look....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We tailor information to the needs of our customers. Just explain your situation, and we will provide suggestions.
  • Quick turnaround time: Usually in a week's time or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a PDF ready for you to download from our site or in your e-mail.
  • Consulting and appraisal report presentations that suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, one size does NOT fit all. We offer quite a few different report types and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum and in an easy to read format with consumers in mind.
  • Fast response to follow-up questions: Our reports 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. If you have any confusion concerning your appraisal once you've read the report, we encourage you to email or call us!