Misconceptions on property values

Written by Posted On Thursday, 04 June 2015 08:08

Deciding on sales price? Don't roll the dice when pricing your property! The market won't allow a home to sell under market value. Just like the market won't allow a home to sell over market value.

Many factors need to be calculated in providing accurate property. There are many misconception that Seller have that believe that their property has more value than others. In fact they may be deterring factors. Below are just a few common misconceptions regarding value.


1.       Maintenance cost are re-cooped in the sales price.

2.       You get more for your property if you “pad” the price with bargaining room.

3.       Every buyer likes to bargain or negotiate on the price.

4.       The biggest house in a subdivision gets the highest price.

5.       Swimming pools and hot tubs always increase property value.

6.       Receiving an offer close to full price or at list price in the first week means that the house was under priced

7.       Waiting for more offers will get the seller a higher offer

8.       Garage conversions and guest houses increase the value of the property



Did you know that pricing your home to SELL can save you money over the long run. Property taxes, hazard insurance and mortgage interest are just a few items you pay and never get back.

With a warm smile,

 Debra Allen

YPN Top 40 under 40 - 2013
SEVRAR Realtor of the Year 2010
Real Estate Special Commissioner appointed by the court

CIPS- Certified International Property Specialist
Global Business Alliance Chair 2014/2015
Director of International Business Development 
REALTOR / Mentor Trusted Advisor

National REO & Short Sale Instructor
Transnational Referral Certified
Military Relocation Specialist- Certified Military Residential Specialist

Military Affairs Chair 2010/2012
Certified REO & SHORT SALE Resource Specialist 
MRE Society since 2005-2016




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Debra Allen

Born in Bremen, Germany, Debra Allen brings a unique international perspective to the Arizona real estate market. In the past 15 years Debra has distinguished herself from the pack. An outstanding professional, Debra is committed to attaining the highest levels of education and real estate specific training.

Her industry designations include the following:

CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist), ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), GRI (Graduate, Real Estate Institute), ASP (Accredited Staging Professional), Relocation Specialist, GREEN Designation, NAR SFR-Short Sale Resource Specialist, REOS Certified Foreclosure Specialist Designation and the e-Pro (Internet Real Estate Professional) designation awarded by the National Association of Realtors®.

One of her top accomplishments are being the SEVRAR Realtor of the Year 2010 - and one of YPN Top 40 Realtor under 40 for 2013.

Real Estate Special Commissioner appointed by Maricopa County court since 2009, specializing in divorce sales & Military Relocation.

State of Arizona - Notary Public Arizona Maricopa County My Commission expires May 2019

 "My area of expertise is in Real Estate residential resale's - with a particular focus for clients going through life changing circumstances such as divorce, relocation, or career changes.These circumstances present added stress and distraction, so it is even more important to have a competent professional Real Estate Advisor on their team. With divorcing clients, I have experience working in concert with their attorneys to sell a property and/or purchase a new home. I am able to remain impartial even with very contentious circumstances, keeping all parties informed and guiding them to necessary action to reach their real estate results. I have training in "constructive confrontation," as well as contract writing and advanced negotiation.

 Please give me a call or email when you are ready to visit some homes, or to schedule a free home selling consultation. I look forward to working with you!

Don't just hire a Company, hire a person. Real Estate is a personal service business. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a Home or Investment Property, I promise results for you and communication along the way. The opportunity to serve your real estate needs is a privilege I take seriously. I invite you to call me today to explore how I may assist you. My direct number is 480-797-4080. "



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