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

We are not talking about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want for it. Instead, an appraisal assesses your home's market value.

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

Need help setting a price when selling yourself?

An increasing amount of Wisconsin homeowners are deciding 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 to get the most you can, what you need is a qualified appraiser. The best thing to have is objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very difficult to take an objective look at own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a astute selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Allow you to have the edge while bargaining while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Make you aware of issues and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Lower the odds of unrevealed problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

Folks are sometimes surprised to discover their home's value is higher than they first thought. So by taking the first step and investing in an appraisal allowed them to receive thousands more than they expected they would get. Others have an an inflated opinion 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 instead of sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Dane County

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 signing a listing agreement. Smith Appraisal Services can help. An appraisal can be indispensable in a scenario like this. It will give both you and your agent a detailed description for the unique features of your property which will give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a record of recent comparable properties in the area.

Consulting services for Wisconsin Sellers: Put a local expert at your disposal

Don't need a full appraisal but still need some information about the health of your area's real estate? If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you'd still like some help analyzing local sales and property data. We have services designed for the needs of clients like you to help with your real estate decisions.

If your wondering what you can expect from us when ordering an appraisal just take a look....

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We will provide you with personalized information for your individual appraisal need. We'll be delighted to give you suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Swift turnaround time: Usually one week or less from the date the request is received, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: We've preformed quite a few of assignments, and we understand that in the business of real estateconsulting and appraising there is no typical or standard, "cookie cutter" report. We provide quite a few different of types of reports, and have a lot of experience at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Prompt to follow-up questions: Reports we create are clearly written, simple to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions dealing your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!