Have confidence in your listing price with an appraisal 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.

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they thought, 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 sellers who think their home is worth a lot more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property will not attract serious buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

Using a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a fair listing price for your home in today's evolving market.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to sell 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 deciding your home's listing price. This step is vital if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the home's time on the market.

In our opinion, however, you might also wish to consider an appraisal from a licensed 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 comes in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

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

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you find a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's shape inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected headaches that cause the process to crumble
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Home improvements that add value

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your property. Ask yourself "Should we paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my closet 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 might 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. Timberline Appraisals appraisers have no vested interest in what amount your house sells for, unlike an agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize 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 your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale 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 us helps homeowners make the sharpest decisions.

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