Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact 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 more than they estimated, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these people to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's amount of value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract serious buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your house sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is still sitting on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the top way to get a sharp listing price for your home in today's ever-changing market.

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If you're working with an agent to sell your property, then they'll give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes selected homes for sale in your local area. It's a good starting point when determining your home's listing price. For anyone looking to get most profit out of their house, which includes not having it for sale too long, this is a natural move.

But even if you've hired the most experienced agent, it's definitely in your best interest to have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value before signing a Listing Agreement.

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

We're also experienced in helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will interest buyers. A knowledgeable appraisal from Timberline Appraisals can:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your house's shape inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Decrease the chances of unknown dilemmas that cause the process to fall through
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements that add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be other equally important questions to ask yourself before listing your home. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to 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?" Everything we do to our houses have an effect on their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen might improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out your expenses before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

Timberline Appraisals can help you with 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 finalize your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale 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 your home's sale price — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize the report. A professional appraisal from Timberline Appraisals helps homeowners make the wisest decisions when it comes to investing in their house and setting a fair sale price.

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