Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from Appraisal Associates of Douglas County.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is a step in the right direction. Don't think of an appraisal as purely an expense; it's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to understand local real estate values.

It's tempting to want to base your home's value on how much you have invested in your home, or how much you want to sell it for. You see, an appraisal provides a professional opinion on the true market value of your home. At the end of the day, your house is only going to sell for what another person is willing to pay.

Contact us for information regarding services specialized for home sellers.

For Sale By Owner?

More and more Oregon 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, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, what you need is a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is an objective opinion, we're human too, we understand its difficult difficult 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 selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Be a very useful negotiating tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Alert you of problems and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help prevent the chances of unknown problems that cause sales to backslide
It can be surprising to people to discover their home's value is much more than they thought. So taking the first step and spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to receive thousands more than they could have originally banked. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated assessment of the value of their home, and by getting an appraisal it gave them the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home - allowing them to quickly sell it - instead of sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home causes buyers to back off, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting your valuable time and draining your resources while getting nothing done.

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

You might have an extremely skilled agent, but it's definitely a good idea to have an unbiased second opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. Let Appraisal Associates of Douglas County help. An appraisal can be indispensable in this scenario. You and your agent will get a detailed description 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.

Appraisal Associates of Douglas County is available for general consulting

Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you require some help analyzing local sales and property data. We have services designed for the needs of consumers like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

Here's what you can expect when you order an appraisal from Appraisal Associates of Douglas County...

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a prompt response: We will provide you with information tailored for your particular appraisal need. Just let us know your situation, and we will provide suggestions.
  • Swift turnaround time: Normally in a week's time or less from the date the request is received, we can have a PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Consulting and appraisal report presentations to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, one size does NOT fit all. We offer many different types of reports and are familiar at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum and in an easy to digest format with consumers in mind.
  • Quick response to follow-up questions: Reports we create are written in plain English, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any inquiries about your appraisal after you've read through the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!