Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from Geist & Associates.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an 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 practically impossible for them to get a handle on real estate market forces.

This isn't a discussion of how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market.

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

For Sale By Owner?

More and more OR homeowners are making the decision 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 to get the most you can, you need a qualified appraiser. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, 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 inform you of what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

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

  • Give you an advantage while bargaining while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Alert you of problems and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Prevent the chances of hidden problems that cause sales to flop

Folks are sometimes surprised to discover the value of their home is higher than they first thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to receive several thousand more than they originally thought. Others have an an inflated opinion when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal helped them to 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, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

Even if you have with an extremely talented agent, it's definitely a good idea to get an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Geist & Associates comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a definitive summarizing of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the latest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Serving OR with the finest real estate consulting services

Don't need a full appraisal but are looking for information about the health of your area's real estate? If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want assistance analyzing local property and sales data. We can help solve your real estate dilemmas with services especially tailored for consumers with your real estate needs.

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

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We tailor information to the needs of our clients We'll be more then happy to offer suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Swift turnaround time: Usually in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, we can have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've worked on lots of assignments, and we know that when it comes real estateconsulting and appraising it's naive to think there's a typical or standard, "cookie cutter" report. We offer a variety of report types, and are well seasoned at providing appraisals to clients sans the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a fast follow-up from Geist & Associates: Reports we write are clearly written, understandable, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions regarding your appraisal, once you've read the report, we encourage you to email or call us!