Category: Appraisal

Category: Appraisal

Signs Your Home Estimate is Wrong

June 15, 2020  /  Appraisal  /  Marti Reeder

Whether or not you’re thinking of selling your home, having an accurate market analysis from a ‘human’  expert regularly is a better alternative than wondering if the online estimate is accurate. You may have questions about the value of your home. For many homeowners, the home is often the greatest financial (and emotional) investment they own! So you may find yourself in one of these scenarios: “I think my home’s estimate on websites like Zillow is less than it’s actually worth.”  “My agent tells me my home is worth X, but the online estimate’s value is higher.”  “My recent refinance bank appraisal was lower than   I expected.” All these scenarios essentially ask the same question: “Is an online estimate trustworthy?” 

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional

June 5, 2017  /  Appraisal  /  Marti Reeder

Home buying and selling are complicated, detailed processes and, because they are often the most significant financial commitments of your lifetime, they can be highly stressful too. However, with a real estate professional on your side, buying or selling a… Read more

Real Estate Lingo for Homebuyers: Part 2

May 22, 2017  /  Appraisal  /  Marti Reeder

Continued from May 15, 2017 Buying a home can be a daunting and complex process, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right Realtor, you can feel confident that you are being well represented and that she has your… Read more

Homebuyers, Have You Saved Enough for Closing Costs?

January 2, 2017  /  Appraisal  /  Marti Reeder

Many homebuyers and home sellers believe they need at least a 20% down payment in order to buy a home or to move on to their next home. There are many loan programs where you can put down as little… Read more

How Much Homeowner’s Insurance Do I Need?

September 12, 2016  /  Appraisal  /  Marti Reeder

Homeowner’s insurance is insurance coverage that protects your home, its contents and other assets in the event of fire, theft, vandalism, accident, storm or other disaster. Homeowner’s insurance also covers liabilities if someone is hurt on your property. Some coverages… Read more

Homebuyer Tool: Final Walk-Through Checklist

July 18, 2016  /  Appraisal  /  Marti Reeder

  Do a Final Walk-Through Before Closing You’ve done it! You’ve found your dream home, and you are almost ready to sign the papers that will make it yours. While you are anxious to close the deal and move in,… Read more

LocalScape: Get King County Property Values & More

August 12, 2015  /  Appraisal  /  Marti Reeder

Wonder what your King County, Washington property is worth? I can help. Well, actually, the King County Assessor’s Office can help. They’ve created this cool LocalScape website to tell you all kinds of useful things about King County, including: Area… Read more

Planning on Selling Your House Yourself? Think Again!

June 29, 2015  /  Appraisal  /  Marti Reeder

Next week, we’ll share five reasons not to sell your home yourself, so please check back! Reprinted with permission from


Marti Reeder, Realtor, Managing Broker