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.

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their home 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. An appraisal helps those who have an 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 don't attract serious 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. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house sits on the market.

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

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Working with an agent to list your home? Then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes similar homes for sale in your local area. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. This is a vital (and very logical) step if your main objectives are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

Even if you've hired the most experienced agent, it's in your best interest to also have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value before you sign the Listing Agreement.

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

We're also experienced in helping you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice buyers. A qualified appraisal from Timberline Appraisals can:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's state inside and out to impress buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected obstacles that cause the process to crumble
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value to your home

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 entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my closet remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, but it may not justify the expenses 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 a real estate agent. Our fees are based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Timberline Appraisals is based on our efforts to complete 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 finalize your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Timberline Appraisals. When it comes to investing in your house and deciding on a fair sales price, we'll help you 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.