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.

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. There are also plenty of home sellers who think their home is worth a lot more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract serious potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your home sits on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home sits on the market.

With today's ever-changing market conditions, you should definitely hire a licensed appraiser to get a fair listing price for your home.

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Working with a real estate agent to list your house? Then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes comparable sales houses in your area. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This step is really important if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your home's time on the market.

Even if you are working with an expert agent , it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before signing the Listing Agreement.

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

Timberline Appraisals can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice potential buyers, and we can also:

  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you have found a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's quality inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Reduce chances of unknown obstacles that can cause sales to fold
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Home improvements that add value

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your house. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out the expenses involved before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our appraisal 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 finalize your report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report. When it comes to investing in your home and deciding on a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from Timberline Appraisals will 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.