Selling your home in or near Dane County? Contact Smith Appraisal Services and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is a must. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to understand their local real estate market.

We are not talking about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Rather, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for details 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 deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and for top dollar, what you need is a expert appraiser. You need objective opinions, it can be very difficult 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.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a realistic asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very useful negotiating tool 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 problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help decrease the chances of unidentified problems that cause sales to backslide

Folks are sometimes surprised to discover their home's value is more than they originally believed. So by taking the first step and spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to receive thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an overestimated opinion of their home's value, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of sitting on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts 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 Dane County

You might have a highly skillful agent but it's in your best interest to get an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Smith Appraisal Services comes in. An appraisal can be indispensable in this scenario. You and agent will get a comprehensive breakdown of your property and its features which will give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a detailed analysis of the latest comparable properties in the area.

We also are available for general consulting

Not wanting to get an entire appraisal but would like some information about the real estate market in your area? If you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you need assistance collecting local sales and property data. We can provide assistance for your real estate decisions with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

When you order an appraisal report through , you can expect....

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our customers We'll be thrilled to offer suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Quick turnaround time: Normally one week or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide quite a few different of report types, and are experts at providing appraisals to consumers sans the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick follow-up from Smith Appraisal Services: Our reports are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries about your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we suggest that you email or call us!