Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Independent Valuation Services will ensure you get it right.

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 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 get a handle on local real estate values.

While important, an appraisal is not about 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 details regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Appraisals are valuable tools for homeowners selling without an agent

Quite a few 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 if you're going to do it right, with minimal waiting and for top dollar, you need a qualified appraiser. You need 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 astute asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Call attention to any issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help decrease the chances of unidentified problems that cause sales to deteriorate

It can be surprising to people when they find out that their home's value is higher than they first thought. So by taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to receive thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an 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 instead of gathering dust on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

You might have a very skillful agent but it's in your best interest to have an unbiased second opinion of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. Let Independent Valuation Services help. An appraisal can be invaluable in this scenario. It will give both you and your agent a comprehensive description for the unique features of your property which will give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a detailed analysis of recent comparable properties in the area.

Serving Scott County with unmatched real estate consulting services

Not sure if you need a full appraisal but would like some information about the health of your area's real estate? If you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want some help gathering local property and sales data. We can be a resource for your real estate dilemmas with services especially designed for consumers with your real estate needs.

This is a little bit of what to expect when you order an appraisal from us....

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our clients We'll be delighted to provide suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Fast turnarounds for appraisals: 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 arrangements that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer quite a few different of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers minus the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Quick response to follow-up questions: When we write reports, we make sure they are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries about your appraisal, once you've read through the report, we suggest that you email or call us!