Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from Smith Appraisal Services.

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

This isn't a discussion of how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want for it. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for information regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Need help setting a price when selling yourself?

More and more 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 to get the most you can, what you need is a qualified appraiser. You need objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very 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.

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

  • Be a very beneficial 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 problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help prevent the chances of hidden problems that cause sales to deteriorate

It can be surprising to people to discover the value of their home is higher than they originally thought. So spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to receive thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated opinion of the value of 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. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Dane County

Even if you're working with the most experienced agent, it's in your best interest to get of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. Smith Appraisal Services can help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a definitive writeup of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

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

Have you decided against a full appraisal but would like some information about the health of your area's real estate? You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want assistance analyzing local property and sales data. We can be a resource for your real estate quandaries with services especially designed for clients with your real estate needs.

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

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We will provide you with personalized information for your individual appraisal need. Just tell us your situation and give you suggestions.
  • Quick turnaround time: Typically one week or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've done a large amount of assignments, and we know that when providing real estateappraising it's naive to think there's a typical or standard, "boiler place" assignment. We provide a variety of report types, and are skillful 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 prompt follow-up from Smith Appraisal Services: Our reports are clearly written, simple to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any questions dealing your appraisal, once you've read the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!