Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Phoenix Valuations, LLC

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their house is more than they estimated, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. There are also plenty of sellers who think their home is worth a lot more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced house will not attract interested buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is still sitting on the market.

With today's changing market conditions, you should definitely use a licensed appraiser to get a fair listing price for your home.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to sell your home? Quite often you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays a list of sales houses in your area. It's a good starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This is a crucial (and very logical) step if your main objectives are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

In our opinion, though, you might also wish to consider an appraisal from someone who tracks real estate values for living - PRIOR to putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

And that's where Phoenix Valuations, LLC can help you! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent both have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will entice buyers. A skillful appraisal from Phoenix Valuations, LLC can:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you find an interested buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your house's quality inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Reduce chances of unexpected disputes that can cause your sale to deteriorate
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Improvements to add value to your home

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your property. Ask yourself "Should we paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out the expenses involved before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Phoenix Valuations, LLC is based on our efforts to finalize the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize the report. When it comes to investing in your house and deciding on a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from us will help homeowners like you make the wisest decisions.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.