Lake State Realty is a regionally respected and recognized name in the industry for having the experience and manpower to handle large and complex real estate valuations throughout the Upper Midwest. Our background and experience in real property valuation are significant and broad-based. We offer a full suite of real property valuation and appraisal services for a wide range of property types.
Our appraisal services include:
Divorce and Dissolution Appraisals
Expert Witness Testimony and Litigation Support
Conservation Easement Appraisals
Estate Planning Appraisals
Insurance Appraisal Process
Eminent Domain Appraisals
Property Tax Appeal and Abatement
Special Assessment Benefit Valuation
Alex was hired to appraise our house. He completed in a VERY timely manner. He was very thorough and listened to our concerns and answered all of our concerns. We decided to List with Lake State. On the first day of the listing, we had more than 10 viewings. The house received multiple offers and was sold in ONE day!!!
We couldn’t be happier with the whole process. We were assisted all the way through closing. A very successful and wonderful experience!!!
Julie was fantastic to work with as we were dealing with an insurance issue. She not only had the knowledge and expertise that was critical in the “dueling appraisal” process, but was was incredibly responsive throughout, and worked collaboratively to reach a fair outcome (even with a challenging insurance contact). I would highly recommend Lake State Realty for any appraisal services!!
We called Lake State Realty Services in White Bear Lake, Minnesota and spoke with Alex Schwartz about road noise and our property value. The County moved a road so close to our home that the house now sits under the minimum county setback requirement. Now, the road noise is terrible, our house sits crooked on the lot and it’s 30 feet closer to the road.
Alex patiently listened to our concerns and immediately offered ideas for what we could do. He even took time to consult with his colleague Julie, who is the company’s lead appraiser. She has decades of experience in real estate.
It was a true joy to speak with someone who truly wanted to help us and wasn’t trying to sell us anything. Alex explained things so clearly and was so helpful, despite not knowing if we would use his company’s services or not. It was such a relief to talk with someone like Alex, since we’ve been dealing with so much stress with the road noise and property damage.
When we are ready to sell our home, we will truly consider using this company. We wished we had talked with them before we signed any paperwork with the County.
Lesson learned: Get your own appraiser before you agree to do anything concerning your home and the county’s requests for road improvements!
Thank you, Alex, for helping us with our property problem!