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Getting an appraisal from Property Services - Otter Tail Appraisals before putting your home on the market saves you time and money.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it's worth every penny in the long run! Unless the homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to understand local real estate values.

You, as a homeowner, might be thinking about how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you need to get out of it. You see, an appraisal assesses your home's market value. A home is only going to sell for what another person is willing to give you.

Contact us for any questions regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Appraisals are valuable tools for homeowners selling without an agent

Quite a few Minnesota homeowners are choosing 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 to get the most you can, what you need is a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get an objective opinion, and we understand that it's hard to be objective about your 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:
  • Be a very valuable bargaining tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Call attention to any problems and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Decrease the chances of unrevealed problems that cause sales to flop
Folks are sometimes surprised to discover the value of their home is much more than they thought. So investing in a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they could have originally gotten. Others have an an overestimated impression of the value of their home, and an appraisal gave them the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price for their home - allowing them to quickly sell it - rather than gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home causes buyers to back off, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

You might have a very talented agent, but it's in your best interest to get an analysis of your home's value before signing a listing agreement. Let Property Services - Otter Tail Appraisals help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have an accurate summarizing of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the the latest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Consulting services for West Central Minnesota Sellers: Have a local expert at your disposal

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but are looking for information about how real estate is doing in your area? We can be a resource for your real estate decisions with services especially designed for customers with your real estate needs.

Here's what you can expect when you place an order for an appraisal through Property Services - Otter Tail Appraisals...

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our customers. Just explain your situation, and we will offer you suggestions.
  • Fast turnaround for appraisals: Typically one week or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Appraisal and consulting report presentations to suit YOUR needs: We've preformed lots of assignments, and we understand that when it comes to real estate consulting and appraising, there is no typical or standard "generic" report. We provide a variety of report types and are familiar at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum and in an easy to read format with consumers in mind.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a prompt response from Property Services: When we write reports, we make sure they are written in plain English, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries concerning your appraisal once you've read the report, we encourage you to email or call us!