Getting an appraisal from Martin Appraisal Services before putting your Dane County home on the market saves you time and money.

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 pays you in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's practically impossible for them to understand the nuances of local real estate values.

We are not talking about how much you have invested in your home, or how much you want for it. Instead, an appraisal assesses your home's market value.

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

Selling on your own?

An increasing amount of WI 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, you need a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, it's very hard to take an objective look at 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 realistic asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very valuable bargaining tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Call attention to any issues and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help lower the possibility of unknown problems that cause sales to backslide

People are surprised when they find out the value of their home is much more than they thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they thought they would get. Alternatively, some people have an inflated impression when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of waiting on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Pre-listing appraisals in Dane County

Even if you have with a very skilled agent, it's definitely a good idea to have of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. Let Martin Appraisal Services help. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a precise writeup of your home's features and a detailed breakdown of the latest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

We also offer general consulting

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but are looking for information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want some help collecting local property and sales data. We can provide assistance for your real estate concerns with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

After you order an appraisal report through , expect the following....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We will give you information tailored for your particular appraisal need. Just let us know your situation and provide suggestions.
  • Swift turnarounds for appraisals: 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 arrangements that suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer a lot of different of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers minus the so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a fast follow-up from Martin Appraisal Services: Reports we create are written in plain English, simple to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any questions regarding your appraisal, once you've read the report, just give us a call or email us!