Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from West Valley Appraisal Services will ensure you get it right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is absolutely necessary. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays in the long run! Unless a homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to get a handle on real estate market forces.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, the appraisal measures your home's market value.

Contact us for details regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Selling yourself instead of using a real estate agent and need help with pricing?

More and more AZ homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, you need a skilled appraiser. The best thing to have is objective opinions, it's very difficult to take an objective look at 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 can getting a professional appraisal help you set a sensible asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while negotiating once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Make you aware of issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help decrease the possibility of unidentified problems that cause sales to backslide

It can be surprising to people when they find out their home's value is higher than they originally thought. So by taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they originally thought. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated impression when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal helped them to to set a more reasonable 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.

We also help agents price homes in Maricopa County

You might have a very skilled agent but it's definitely a good idea to have an unbiased second opinion of your home's value to finalizing a listing agreement. Let West Valley Appraisal Services help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a precise writeup of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Consulting services for Maricopa County Sellers: Keep a local expert at your disposal

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but are looking for information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you'd still like some help collecting local sales and property data. We can be a resource for your real estate dilemmas with services especially designed for consumers with your real estate needs.

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

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We will give you personalized information for your particular appraisal need. Just explain your situation and provide suggestions.
  • Quick turnarounds for appraisals: Typically one week or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: We've preformed quite a few of assignments, and we've learned that in the art of real estateappraising there is no typical or standard, "cookie cutter" assignment. We offer a variety of report types, and are well seasoned 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.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a fast follow-up from West Valley Appraisal Services: When we create reports, we make sure they are written in plain English, easy to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any questions regarding your appraisal, after you've read the report, just give us a call or email us!