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 a lot more than they expected, so investing in an appraisal from Timberline Appraisals 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 sellers who think their home is worth much more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract serious potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your house 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 is sitting still on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get a fair listing price for your home in today's changing market.

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If you're working with a real estate agent to sell your house, then they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays similar houses for sale in your town. It's a good starting point when determining your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your home's time on the market, this is a vital step.

But even if you've hired the most expert agent, it's in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion prior to signing the Listing Agreement.

That's where Timberline Appraisals comes in! We'll do 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.

A knowledgeable appraisal from Timberline Appraisals can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will attract buyers, and we'll also:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you find a prospective buyer
  • Impress potential buyers with written proof of your house's condition inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Reduce chances of unknown quandaries that can cause sales to go up in smoke
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Home improvements that add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be other important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. Ask yourself "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. A kitchen remodel might improve the appeal of a home, but it might not justify the costs you'd pay.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Timberline Appraisals appraisers have no vested interest in the amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of the sales 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 the sales price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. So a professional appraisal from Timberline Appraisals helps you make the sharpest decisions on investing in their home and deciding on a fair sales price.

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