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. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays in the long run! Unless a homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to understand the nuances of local real estate values.

We are not talking about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for information regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Need help setting a price when selling yourself?

An increasing amount of OR homeowners are making the decision to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting 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 be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

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

  • Be a very useful negotiating tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Make you aware of issues and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Lower the odds of unrevealed problems that cause sales to fall through

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out that their home's value is higher than they first thought. So spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they thought they would get. Others have an an overestimated impression of their home's value, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of waiting on the market for months. An overpriced home 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 Milwaukie

You might have a very skillful agent but it's in your best interest to have an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Willamette Valley Appraisal Professionals comes in. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in this scenario. You and agent will get a comprehensive breakdown for your property and its features and give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a record of the latest comparable properties in the area.

A resource for for local real estate knowledge

Not wanting to get an entire appraisal but are looking for information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want assistance gathering local sales and property data. We offer services tailored especially for clients like you to help with your real estate decisions.

This is a little bit of what to expect when you order an appraisal from us....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a immediate response: We will provide you with information tailored for your individual appraisal need. Just let us know your situation and provide suggestions.
  • Fast turnarounds on appraisals: Normally one week or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide quite a few different of report types, and have a lot of experience at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Prompt reply to follow-up questions: When we write reports, we make sure they are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries regarding your appraisal, once you've read through the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!