Getting an appraisal from Smith Appraisal Services before putting your Fitchburg home on the market saves you time and money.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's practically impossible for them to fully grasp 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, the appraisal measures your home's market value.

Contact us for any questions regarding services specialized for home sellers.

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

An increasing amount of Wisconsin homeowners are making the decision 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 to get the most you can, what you need is a expert appraiser. You need objective opinions, it can be very hard to be objective about your 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 asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very helpful negotiating tool once you have 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 stall a closing
  • Help prevent the odds of unrevealed problems that cause sales to backslide

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out that the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So by taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to receive thousands more than they originally expected. Others have an an exaggerated assessment when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than gathering dust on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a professional value opinion before listing

You might have a highly talented agent but it's definitely a good idea to get of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Smith Appraisal Services comes in. An appraisal can be invaluable in a scenario like this. It will give both you and your agent a comprehensive description of the unique features of your property which will give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a record of recent comparable properties in the area.

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

Have you decided against a full appraisal but are looking for information about how real estate is doing in your area? You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you need assistance collecting local property and sales data. We can provide assistance for your real estate decisions with services especially designed for clients with your real estate needs.

If your wondering what to expect from when ordering an appraisal just take a look....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We will provide you with personalized information for your individual appraisal need. We'll be delighted to offer suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Swift turnaround time: Typically one week or less from the date the request is received, we can have a copy, in 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 provide many different of types of reports, and have know how 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.
  • Fast response to follow-up questions: 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 adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion about your appraisal, once you've read through the report, we suggest that you email or call us!