Selling your home 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 a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's practically impossible for them to understand the nuances of real estate market forces.

This isn't a discussion of the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Instead, the appraisal measures your home's market value.

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

Selling on your own?

More and more MN homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, quickly and for top dollar, what you need is a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very 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 can getting a professional appraisal help you set a sensible asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Allow you to have the edge while negotiating once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Call attention to any problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help decrease the chances of unidentified problems that cause sales to deteriorate

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to receive several thousand more than they originally thought. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated assessment of the value of their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than waiting on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Scott County

Even if you have with an extremely talented agent, it's in your best interest to get an unbiased second opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Independent Valuation Services comes in. An appraisal can be indispensable in a scenario like this. You and agent will get a comprehensive breakdown for your property and its features 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.

Independent Valuation Services also provide general consulting

Have you decided against an entire appraisal but would like some information about the real estate market in your area? If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want assistance analyzing local sales and property data. We can provide assistance for your real estate quandaries with services especially designed for customers with your real estate needs.

If your wondering what you'll be getting from when ordering an appraisal just take a look....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our clients We'll be delighted to give you suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Quick turnaround time: Normally one week or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer many different of types of reports, and are experienced 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.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick follow-up from Independent Valuation Services: When we deliver a report to our clients, 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 encourage you to email or call us!