Sales of the subject property and/or comparable properties are the foundation of our State's market value standard. Accordingly, comparable sales typically provide the best indicators of market value (RCW 84.40.030). This is particularly true for residential properties.
The best comparables are sales located in your neighborhood, with similar land and improvement features, which sold closest to the valuation date at issue.
Assistance in finding comparable sales is available in the Assessor's Office, 509-754-2011, ext. 2683. Realtors and title companies may also be resources for comparable sales.