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Getting an appraisal from Winn Appraisal Services before putting your Lake Oswego home on the market saves you time and money.

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays you in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to fully grasp 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 the amount you need to get for it. You see, an appraisal assesses how much your home will bring on the open market. Once you break it all down, at the end of the day, your house is only going to sell for what another person is willing to pay.

Contact us for any questions regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Selling on your own?

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 to do it right, quickly and for top dollar, you need a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is an objective opinion, and we understand that it can be very difficult to take an objective look at 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 sensible selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Allow you to have the edge while negotiating while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Alert you of issues and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Decrease the chances of unidentified problems that cause sales to deteriorate
Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out that the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So taking the first step and spending a little on an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they originally thought. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated impression of their home's value, and by getting an appraisal it gave them the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price for their home - allowing them to quickly sell it - instead of waiting on the market for months. Asking too much for a home will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a professional value opinion before listing

You may have a very experienced agent, but it's in your best interest to have an unbiased second opinion of your home's value before signing a listing contract. And that's where Winn Appraisal Services comes in. An appraisal can be indispensable in this scenario. It will give both you and your agent a detailed description of the unique features of your property and give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a detailed analysis of the latest comparable properties in the area.

Serving Lake Oswego with unmatched real estate consulting services

Not sure if you need a full appraisal but would like some information about the status of your area's real estate? We offer services tailored for the needs of customers like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

If you're wondering what you'll be getting from Winn Appraisal Services when ordering an appraisal just take a look....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We will provide you with information tailored for your particular appraisal need. We'll be more then happy to offer suggestions - just let us know what your situation is.
  • Fast turnaround on appraisals: Normally one week or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Consulting and appraisal report presentations to suit YOUR needs: We've worked on a lot of assignments, and we've learned that in the practice of real estate appraising, there is no typical or standard "generic" assignment. We provide many different report types and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum and in an easy to read format with the general public in mind.
  • Prompt to follow-up questions: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are clearly written, easy to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any questions about your appraisal after you've read the report, we encourage you to email or call us!