In addition to our 30-plus years of appraisal experience, we have developed an impressive reputation providing our clients with real property analysis, studies, research, and consulting. We take a holistic view of all aspects of your real property business with meticulous research and data-driven opinion.
Our Consulting Services:
- Market and Feasibility Studies
- Highest and Best Use Studies
- Rental Rate Studies
- Pre-Listing and For Sale by Owner Appraisals
- Site Selection and Location Strategy
- Real Estate Portfolio Evaluation and Optimization
Alex and Julie are amazing to work with. They are extremely knowledgeable and are willing to go above and beyond to help.
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!
I was recently looking for a third opinion on the cost/benefit analysis of an addition to my current home. I contacted Julie for her opinion on the construction plans and what the home could be worth to assess if we should move forward or not. I called multiple professionals, but Julie was the first the respond. She got all the required information to do her analysis and within the week we were able to have a conversation that not only covered my plans for this house, but some alternative options as well. Her knowledge and professionalism was refreshing as being the industry myself, that’s not always the case. I would highly recommend Julie and Lake State Realty, even if it’s for some general questions to help point you in the right direction.