Putting a house on the market in or near Hennepin County? Contact Trust Appraisal Group and make sure you're setting the price right.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to fully grasp their local real estate market.

It's tempting to want to base your home's value on how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Instead, an appraisal provides a professional opinion on the true market value of your home. Technically, something is only going to sell for the price another person is going to pay.

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

Going to sell your home yourself?

An increasing amount of 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 if you're going to do it right, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, you need 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.

Not only can getting a professional appraisal help you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
  • Be a very beneficial negotiating tool 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 issues and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Decrease the chances of unknown problems that cause sales to backslide
It can be surprising to people when they find out the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to receive thousands more than they expected they would get. Others have an an inflated impression of the value of their home, and an appraisal helped them to to set a more reasonable price for their home in order for it to sell quickly - rather than waiting 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.

Get a professional value opinion before listing

You might have a very experienced agent, but it's in your best interest to have an analysis of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. Trust Appraisal Group can help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the most recent and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

We also are available for general consulting

If you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want some help gathering local property and sales data, we have services designed especially for consumers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

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

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We will give you information tailored for your particular appraisal need. Just tell us your situation, and we will give you suggestions.
  • Swift turnaround time: Usually one week or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a PDF of the report ready to download.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats to suit YOUR needs: We've worked on lots of assignments, and we understand that when it's real estate appraising, there isn't a typical or standard "generic" assignment. We provide a variety of types of reports 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.
  • Prompt reply to follow-up questions: Our reports are written in plain English, understandable, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion regarding your appraisal once you've read the report, just give us a call or email us!