Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from Independent Valuation Services.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is a must. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's practically impossible for them to understand local real estate values.

While important, an appraisal is not about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Rather, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for details regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Selling on your own?

An increasing amount of MN 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, what you need is a skilled appraiser. The best thing to have is 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 explain to you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

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

  • Be a very beneficial negotiating tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Make you aware of issues and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Lower the odds of unknown problems that cause sales to fall through

People are surprised when they find out their home's value is higher than they first thought. So spending a little on an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they originally thought. Others have an an overestimated impression when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than waiting on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Scott County

Even if you have with an extremely talented agent, it's in your best interest to have an unbiased second opinion of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Independent Valuation Services comes in. An appraisal can be indispensable in a scenario like this. It will give both you and your agent a detailed breakdown of your property and its features which will give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a detailed analysis of the latest comparable properties in the area.

Someone to ask for for local real estate knowledge

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but still need some information about how real estate is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you need assistance gathering local sales and property data. We offer services designed especially for customers like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

If your wondering what you can expect from us when ordering an appraisal just take a look....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a immediate response: We will give you information tailored for your particular appraisal need. Just explain your situation and we will make suggestions.
  • Swift turnaround time: Typically one week 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 to suit YOUR needs: We've worked on a lot of assignments, and we know that practice of real estateconsulting and appraising there isn't a typical or standard, "boiler place" assignment. We provide quite a few different of report types, and have an abundance of experience 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.
  • Quick reply to follow-up questions: Reports we write are written in plain English, 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 questions about your appraisal, once you've read the report, we suggest that you email or call us!