Putting a house on the market in or near Duval County? Contact Personal Service Realty's Residential Valuation Group and make sure you're setting the price right.

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's worth the money 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 real estate market forces.

This isn't a discussion of the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Instead, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on the true market value of your home.

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

Appraisals are valuable tools for families selling without an agent

Quite a few FL homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance 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 can be very difficult 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 will getting a professional appraisal help you set a realistic selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Allow you to have the edge while negotiating while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help lower the possibility of unknown problems that cause sales to flop

Folks are sometimes surprised to discover the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to receive several thousand more than they originally expected. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated opinion of their home's value, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of waiting on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Get a professional value opinion before listing

You may have an extremely talented agent but it's in your best interest to have of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. Personal Service Realty's Residential Valuation Group can help. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in this scenario. It will give both you and your agent a comprehensive breakdown of your property and its features which will give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a record of recent comparable properties in the area.

Personal Service Realty's Residential Valuation Group also offer general consulting

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but still need some information about the real estate market in your area? Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you need assistance collecting local sales and property data. We can provide assistance for your real estate decisions with services especially designed for consumers with your real estate needs.

Here's what to expect when you order an appraisal through us....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a prompt response: We will provide you with personalized information for your particular appraisal need. Just let us know your situation and offer you suggestions.
  • Fast turnarounds on appraisals: Usually one week or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer a variety of types of reports, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Quick reply to follow-up questions: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion about your appraisal, after you've read the report, we suggest that you email or call us!