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 planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is a must. 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 a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to get a handle on local real estate values.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want for it. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on the true market value of your home.

Contact us for information regarding services specialized for home sellers.

For Sale By Owner?

An increasing amount of FL homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help 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, and we understand that it's hard to take an objective look at own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will tell you 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:

  • Be a very useful negotiating tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Decrease the odds of unknown problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

Folks are sometimes surprised to discover the value of their home is higher than they originally thought. So investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they originally expected. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated assessment of their home's value, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Duval County

Even if you're working with a very skilled agent, it's in your best interest to get of value prior to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Personal Service Realty's Residential Valuation Group comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a precise writeup of your home's features and a detailed breakdown of the most recent and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Serving FL with unsurpassed real estate consulting services

Not sure if you need an entire appraisal but still need some information about the health of your area's real estate? You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you'd still like some help gathering local property and sales data. We can help solve your real estate quandaries with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

When you order an appraisal report through , expect the following....

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our customers Just explain your situation and provide suggestions.
  • Fast turnaround time: Normally in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide a variety of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Prompt reply to follow-up questions: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are written in plain English, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion dealing your appraisal, once you've read the report, we encourage you to email or call us!