Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Smith Appraisal 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 pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like an appraiser, it's practically impossible for them to fully grasp their local real estate market.

We are not talking about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you need to get 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 the specific services for home sellers we offer.

Appraisals are valuable tools for people selling without an agent

An increasing amount of Wisconsin homeowners are deciding 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 professional appraisal. You need objective opinions, we're human too, we understand its difficult hard to take an objective look at 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 so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while bargaining once you have a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Call attention to any problems and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help decrease the odds of unrevealed problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

It can be surprising to people when they find out their home's value is higher than they first thought. So investing in an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an inflated impression of their home's value, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than waiting on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

We also help agents price homes in Dane County

Even if you have with a very skilled agent, it's definitely a good idea to have an objective third-party's opinion of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Smith Appraisal Services comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a precise description of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the most recent and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Smith Appraisal Services also are available for general consulting

Don't need an entire appraisal but would like some information about the real estate market in your area? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you'd still like some help collecting local property and sales data. We can provide assistance for your real estate decisions with services especially designed for consumers with your real estate needs.

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

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We tailor information to the needs of our customers Just explain your situation and we will make suggestions.
  • Quick turnarounds on appraisals: Typically in a weeks time 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 formats that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer a lot of different of types of reports, and have a lot 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.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a fast follow-up from Smith Appraisal Services: When we create reports, we make sure they are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion regarding your appraisal, once you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!