Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Timberline Appraisals

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's price value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract serious buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is sitting still on the market.

With today's adapting market conditions, you should definitely use a licensed appraiser to get a correct listing price for your home.

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Are you working with an agent to list your property? Quite often they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes competing sales houses in your area. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This step is vital if you're going to minimize your house's time on the market and maximize your profit.

In our opinion, though, you should also get a pre-listing appraisal from a professional who tracks real estate values for living - BEFORE putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

And that's where Timberline Appraisals can help you! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

An efficient appraisal from Timberline Appraisals can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will appeal to potential buyers, and we'll also:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's condition inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Decrease the chances of unknown quandaries that cause negotiations to fall through
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value to your home

There are so many important questions to ask yourself before listing your house There are many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home -- and Timberline Appraisals can help with that. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my closet remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses can affect their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. Remodeling your kitchen might improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out your expenses before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Our fees are based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Timberline Appraisals is based on our efforts to complete the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Timberline Appraisals. When it comes to investing in your house and settling on a fair price to sell at, we'll help homeowners like you make the wisest decisions.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.