Selling your home in or near Clackamas County? Contact Willamette Valley Appraisal Professionals and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to fully grasp local real estate values.

While important, an appraisal is not about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Instead, an appraisal assesses how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for information regarding the specific services we offer for home sellers.

Going to sell your home yourself?

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 if you're going to do it right, quickly and for top dollar, what you need is a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, we're human too, we understand its difficult hard to take an objective look at own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will explain to you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

Not only can getting a professional appraisal help you set a astute asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Make you aware of issues and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Decrease the possibility of unknown problems that cause sales to deteriorate

People are surprised when they find out that the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to receive several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated opinion when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of sitting on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

Even if you're working with an extremely talented agent, it's definitely a good idea to get an unbiased second opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. Willamette Valley Appraisal Professionals can help. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in this scenario. It will give both you and your agent a complete breakdown for your property and its features which will give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a record of recent comparable properties in the area.

Someone to ask for for local real estate knowledge

Have you decided against an entire appraisal but still need some information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you'd still like some help collecting local property and sales data. We can be a resource for your real estate quandaries with services especially designed for consumers with your real estate needs.

Here's what to expect when you place an order for an appraisal from ....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We tailor information to the needs of our clients Just tell us your situation and provide suggestions.
  • Fast turnarounds for appraisals: Typically one week or less from the date the request is received, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer a variety of types of reports, and are skilled at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick follow-up from Willamette Valley Appraisal Professionals: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are clearly written, 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, we suggest that you email or call us!