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

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is absolutely necessary. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to understand their local real estate market.

While important, an appraisal is not about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Instead, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on the true market value of your home.

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 MN homeowners are making the decision to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and for the best price, what you need is a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, we're human too, we understand its difficult difficult 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.

In addition to helping you set a sensible selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while bargaining when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help lower the odds of unknown problems that cause sales to backslide

It can be surprising to people when they find out that the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So investing in an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they originally expected. Others have an an overestimated impression of their home's value, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than gathering dust on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Faribault County

Even if you're working with a very skilled agent, it's in your best interest to have of value prior to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Southern Minnesota Appraisal Services comes in. An appraisal can be indispensable in this scenario. It will give both you and your agent a complete breakdown for your property and its features and give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a detailed analysis of the latest comparable properties in the area.


If your curious what you can 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 information tailored for your particular appraisal need. Just tell us your situation and provide suggestions.
  • Quick turnarounds for appraisals: Typically in 10 Days time or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.                                                                                                                                                 
  • Prompt response to follow-up questions: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any inquiries about your appraisal, once you've read through the report, just give us a call or email us!