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

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to understand local real estate values.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want for it. Instead, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for information regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Selling on your own?

Quite a few MN homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and for the best price, 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 selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Allow you to have the edge while bargaining when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Alert you of issues and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Decrease the possibility of unknown problems that cause sales to flop

People are surprised when they find out that their home's value is higher than they first thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an exaggerated assessment of the value of their home, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of gathering dust on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract 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

Even if you're working with a very skillful agent, it's in your best interest to get of value prior 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 a precise writeup of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Someone to ask for for local real estate knowledge

Not sure if you need a full appraisal but are looking for information about the real estate market in your area? Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want some help analyzing local property and sales data. We have services designed for the needs of clients like you to help with your real estate decisions.

Here's what to expect when you place an order for an appraisal through us....

  • We pride ourselves on 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 delighted to offer suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Fast turnarounds for appraisals: 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.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats to suit YOUR needs: We've done a lot of assignments, and we know that whether it's real estateappraising there is no typical or standard, "boiler place" assignment. We provide quite a few different of report types, and have an abundance of experience at providing appraisals to clients without so much of industry jargon so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Fast to follow-up questions: When we write reports, we make sure they are written in plain English, easy to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any inquiries about your appraisal, after you've read the report, we suggest that you email or call us!