Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Midwest Valuation, L.L.C. will ensure you get it right.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. Don't think of an appraisal as purely an expense; it's worth every penny in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to understand the nuances of local real estate values.

It's tempting to want to base your home's value on how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. You see, the appraisal measures the true market value of your home. After all, a home is only going to sell for the price another person is willing to give you.

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

For Sale By Owner?

More and more Minnesota 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, quickly and for top dollar, what you need is a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is an objective opinion, and we understand that it can be very difficult to take an objective look at your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will explain to you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

In addition to helping you set a sound selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Allow you to have the edge while bargaining when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help decrease the possibility of unidentified problems that cause sales to deteriorate
People are surprised when they find out that the value of their home is much more than they thought. So taking the first step and investing in an appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they expected they would get. Others have an an inflated assessment when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal helped them to to set a more reasonable price for their home - allowing them to quickly sell it - rather than sitting on the market for months. Asking too much for a home causes buyers to back off, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Hennepin County

Even if you have an extremely talented agent, it's definitely a good idea to have an unbiased second opinion of your home's value before signing a listing contract. Let Midwest Valuation, L.L.C. help. An appraisal can be indispensable in this scenario. You and your agent will get a detailed description for your property and its features which will give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a detailed analysis of recent comparable properties in the area.

A resource for for local real estate knowledge

Possibly you've already decided you don't need to go as far as getting a formal appraisal but would like some information about the real estate market in your area? We have services designed for the needs of consumers like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

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

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a prompt response: We tailor information to the needs of our clients. Just let us know your situation, and we will provide suggestions.
  • Quick turnaround on appraisals: Typically one week or less from the date the request is received, we can have a PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've worked on a large amount of assignments, and we've learned that in the business of real estate consulting and appraising, there isn't a typical or standard "boiler place" report. We provide a variety of types of reports and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be real estate attorney to understand it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a prompt response from Midwest Valuation, L.L.C.: When we write reports, we make sure they are clearly written, easy to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion concerning your appraisal after you've read the report, we encourage you to email or call us!