Putting a house on the market in or near Scott County? Contact Independent Valuation Services and make sure you're setting the price right.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an 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 an appraiser, it's hard for them to understand their local real estate market.

This isn't a discussion of how much you have invested in your home, or how much you want for it. Rather, the appraisal measures the true market value of your home.

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

Selling yourself instead of using a real estate agent and need help with pricing?

Quite a few MN homeowners are making the decision to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But to do it right, quickly and for the best price, you need a skilled appraiser. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, and we understand that it's difficult to take an objective look at 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 sensible asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very helpful negotiating tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Call attention to any issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help lower the chances of unrevealed problems that cause sales to flop

People are surprised when they find out that the value of their home is much more than they thought. So investing in a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they originally expected. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated impression of their home's value, by getting an appraisal it 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 rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Prior Lake

You may have an extremely talented agent but it's definitely a good idea to have an unbiased second opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Independent Valuation Services comes in. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in a scenario like this. It will give both you and your agent a detailed breakdown for your property and its features and give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a record of recent comparable properties in the area.

Serving Scott County with unmatched real estate consulting services

Have you decided against an entire appraisal but are looking for information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want assistance collecting local property and sales data. We can provide assistance for your real estate concerns with services especially designed for consumers with your real estate needs.

When you order an appraisal report through us, you can expect....

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our customers We'll be more then happy to give you suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Swift turnarounds on appraisals: Usually one week or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: We've preformed quite a few of assignments, and we know that whether it's real estateappraising there is no typical or standard, "generic" assignment. We provide quite a few different of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Fast to follow-up questions: Documents we deliver are clearly written, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions about your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!