Selling your home in or near Scott County? Contact Independent Valuation Services and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is a must. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays 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 get a handle on their local real estate market.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on your home's market value.

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

Appraisals are valuable tools for people selling without an agent

More and more MN 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 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 take an objective look at 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 realistic selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very beneficial negotiating tool once you have 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 last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help decrease the possibility of unidentified problems that cause sales to backslide

People are surprised to discover their home's value is higher than they originally thought. So by taking the first step and investing in an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an inflated assessment of the value of their home, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

You may have a highly experienced agent but it's in your best interest to get an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Independent Valuation Services comes in. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have an accurate writeup 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.

We also are available for general consulting

Not wanting to get an entire appraisal but are looking for information about the real estate market in your area? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you'd still like some help analyzing local property and sales data. We can be a resource for your real estate decisions with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

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

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our clients We'll be more then happy to give you suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Swift turnarounds on appraisals: Normally in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: We've worked on a large amount of assignments, and we understand that when it comes real estateconsulting and appraising it's naive to think there's a typical or standard, "cookie cutter" assignment. We provide a lot of different of types of reports, and have know how 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 create 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 regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion about your appraisal, after you've read the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!