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.

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

Using a licensed appraiser is the best way to get a skillful 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 give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes similar sale homes in your local area. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize the home's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a vital step.

In our opinion, though, you should also get a pre-listing appraisal from a licensed professional who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - BEFORE putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

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

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

  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your house's state inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Reduce chances of unknown problems that can cause your sale to fizzle
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Home improvements that add value

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your property. Ask yourself "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may 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.

We'll help you make some of these important 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 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 finalize your 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 your report. A professional appraisal from Timberline Appraisals helps homeowners make the best decisions when it comes to investing in their home and settling on a fair price to sell at.

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