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. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; 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 difficult for them to get a handle on real estate market forces.

This isn't a discussion of how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Rather, an appraisal assesses your home's market value.

Contact us for information regarding services specialized for home sellers.

For Sale By Owner?

Quite a few 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, quickly and for the best price, what you need is a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, it's 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.

In addition to helping you set a sensible selling price to attract more potential 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 possibility of unknown problems that cause sales to fall through

People are surprised to discover the value of their home is higher than they originally thought. So spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they originally thought. Alternatively, some people have an inflated impression when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to realistically price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than waiting on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts 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

You may have a very skilled agent but it's definitely a good idea to get of value prior to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Smith Appraisal Services comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a precise summarizing of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the latest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Smith Appraisal Services also are available for general consulting

Have you decided against a full appraisal but are looking for information about the health of your area's real estate? If you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you need assistance analyzing local property and sales data. We have services designed especially for consumers like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

If your wondering what you'll be getting from us when ordering an appraisal just take a look....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We will give you personalized information for your individual appraisal need. Just let us know your situation and provide suggestions.
  • Quick turnaround time: Usually one week or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: We've worked on lots of assignments, and we've learned that practice of real estateconsulting and appraising there is no typical or standard, "boiler place" assignment. We offer a lot of different of types of reports, and are skilled 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.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a prompt follow-up from Smith Appraisal Services: Our reports are clearly written, understandable, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any inquiries regarding your appraisal, once you've read the report, just give us a call or email us!