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Have confidence in your listing price with an appraisal from Timberline Appraising Inc.

If you're working with An agent to list your house, more than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes selected sales in your town. It's a good starting point in 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 standard move.

However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before you sign the Listing Agreement, even if you have hired an experienced agent.

That's where we come in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

A professional appraisal from Timberline Appraising Inc. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice potential buyers, and we'll also:

Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have found a an interested buyer

Impress buyers with written proof of your house's shape inside and out

Make yourself aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles

Decrease the chances of unexpected quandaries that cause negotiations to break down

Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their home is a lot more than they expected, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. 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 potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

Home improvements that add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be equally important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it... Should I finish my kitchen remodel... Nearly any project will influence value in some way. But, not all of them have an effect commensurate with their cost. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price -- our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your report. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair price to sell at, A professional appraisal from us will help you make the smartest decisions.