Putting a house on the market in or near Clackamas County? Contact Willamette Valley Appraisal Professionals and make sure you're setting the price right.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to get a handle on real estate market forces.

While important, an appraisal is not about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, an appraisal assesses your home's market value.

Contact us for details regarding services specialized for home sellers.

For Sale By Owner?

An increasing amount of OR homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and for the best price, you need a professional appraisal. You need objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very difficult to be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will inform you of what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

In addition to helping you set a astute selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while negotiating while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Alert you of issues and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Decrease the odds of hidden problems that cause sales to backslide

People are surprised to discover the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So investing in an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they originally expected. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated opinion of their home's value, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than waiting on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Pre-listing appraisals in Clackamas County

You may have a highly skillful agent but it's definitely a good idea to have an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. Let Willamette Valley Appraisal Professionals help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a precise writeup of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the newest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Sometimes it's useful to have a general resource for local real estate knowledge

Have you decided against a full appraisal but are looking for information about the real estate market in your area? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want assistance analyzing local sales and property data. We can help solve your real estate decisions with services especially tailored for customers with your real estate needs.

Here's what you can expect when you order an appraisal from ....

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our customers We'll be thrilled to provide suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Swift turnarounds for appraisals: Usually one week or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide a variety of types of reports, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers without so much of industry jargon in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Fast reply to follow-up questions: Our reports are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion about your appraisal, after you've read the report, just give us a call or email us!