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 you in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to understand real estate market forces.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you'd like 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.

Need help setting a price when selling yourself?

An increasing amount of 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, quickly and to get the most you can, you need a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, and we understand that it's hard 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.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a realistic selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very helpful negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Make you aware of issues and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help lower the chances of hidden problems that cause sales to fall through

People are surprised to discover their home's value is higher than they originally thought. So investing in an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated opinion of the value of their home, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

We also help agents price homes in Scott County

You might have an extremely skilled agent but it's in your best interest to get an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. Let Independent Valuation Services help. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in a scenario like this. You and agent will get a complete breakdown of the unique features of your property and give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a detailed analysis of recent comparable properties in the area.

Consulting services for Prior Lake Sellers: Put a local expert at your disposal

Don't need an entire appraisal but would like some information about the health of your area's real estate? Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want assistance collecting local sales and property data. We can provide assistance for your real estate dilemmas with services especially designed for customers with your real estate needs.

After you order an appraisal report through , you can expect....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a prompt response: We will provide you with personalized information for your particular appraisal need. We'll be more then happy to offer suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Quick turnarounds on appraisals: Usually in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide quite a few different of types of reports, and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to consumers sans the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Quick to follow-up questions: Documents we deliver are written in plain English, simple to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion regarding your appraisal, after you've read the report, just give us a call or email us!