Proudly serves the greater Phoenix metro area, including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, Goodyear, and Paradise Valley. Additional markets statewide include Flagstaff, Prescott, Sedona, Tucson, and Payson.
Welcome To AZChrisMott.com!!
I am excited to be a member of Lanier Real Estate, a full service Real Estate Brokerage in the Phoenix Metro area. Lanier Real Estate offers services in all aspects of your Real Estate needs - purchase, sale and rental/leasing. My team of professionals are ready to assist you. I have more than 28 years of experience in the real estate industry including Escrow/Title, Lending and as a licensed Realtor in the beautiful Valley of the Sun. With a wide variety of tools available to me, I will be able to represent both buyers and sellers alike to find the perfect fit. My attention to detail, as well as my tenacity, persistence and dedication serve my clients well to ensure that no item goes unnoticed. I possess an extenseive knowledge of the Escrow/Title process and know how to represent buyers, sellers and investors in navigating this critical process from start to close!
Whatever your needs, I am ready to assist you.
Need your house sold tomorrow? Or are you looking for the perfect home? Call me today!
I believe my role as your Realtor is to guide you through the buying or selling process, taking the time to make sure you understand every step of the transaction.
Comprehensive knowledge of the area:
As resident of Arizona since 1999, I know the local communities well. Not only do I have extensive real estate experience but as a former Escrow Officer and Loan Processor I understand the entire transaction process. My in-depth knowledge of the area, the real estate market and the buying/selling process allows me to help you make the most informed decisions.
Committed to ongoing training:
A wide variety of continuing training helps us deliver high quality services to our customers and clients. I am also trained as a VA and Military Real Estate Specialist.
Dedicated to your needs:
Because real estate transactions don't stick to regular business hours, I am available when needed to get the job done.
WE LOVE CHRIS! It has been such a pleasure working with her. Our home buying journey has been a long one and we have seen many houses with her. Chris was dedicated to helping us find our first home. She remained available to us, always responding to our calls or texts promptly. She went above and beyond for us more times than we can count: assisting us when we were out of town, connecting us with her partner when she was out of town to see a house that we were interested in, sending daily/ weekly MLS listings, putting in countless offers etc. Chris is knowledgeable about the market, the home buying process from start to finish, areas/location and has excellent recommendations. We are so grateful to have had a realtor who is passionate, dedicated and most of all, very kind and patient. 10/10 would recommend her to all of our friends/ family looking to sell/buy their homes.
Chris has helped us in so many different ways from showing us different listings multiple times to helping us grow our business, I’ve been working with her for a long time and she’s always showed us what we needed no matter what time and day it is. She will do all she can to make sure we get what we need! She has the best luck! We appreciate it!
Chris Mott went above and beyond assisting in the sale of a house 2,000 miles away! Her attention to every question and detail was insightful, and productive. She made herself available for all questions and concerns and responded almost immediately despite the time difference. If a buyer or seller is looking for a kind, competent, professional realtor, stop looking and consult Chris Mott. She is the best!
Chris is a true professional who goes above and beyond for her clients. I've worked with her on two separate occasions and I have been more than pleased both times. Everyone should pay as much attention to customer satisfaction as Chris does!
We can’t thank Chris enough for helping us through our home search. She listened to what we wanted and needed and was always on top of sending us listings as quickly as they were available. In a tight market like we have, that attention was invaluable. She set up our appointments and worked with us on our schedules. Beyond all that, Chris was available any time we needed answers to the multitude of questions we seemed to have. Even after we settled on a property, she was there to walk us through the whole buying process, the close and questions we had after the fact. If you want someone who listens and can guide you through the whole house buying process, you definitely need to give Chris a call. In addition to her real estate and market knowledge, Chris is just simply an extremely nice person with a wonderful sense of humor, both of which are big plusses in what generally can be a very trying process. Thank you, Chris!
I’ve had the opportunity to work with many realtors in my life. Really good ones, people I respect and enjoyed doing business with. I say that because as great as they all were, none hold a candle to Chris. Outstanding. I enjoyed the experience from start to finish and look forward to doing it again.
I was lucky enough to be referred to Chris as a first time home buyer that had no idea what I was doing. And I very much stress "lucky". She made the whole process easier. As someone that didn't even have an idea on where to start she was able to provide great support and information very timely, thoroughly and could really tell had my best interest in mind. She was always flexible on times to meet and view houses, providing me honest feedback and a great overview on each spot we looked at to help me make the best choice possible. She went above and beyond all the time (working and keeping in touch while she was on vacation and even came over to help jump my car when the AZ heat claimed the car battery). She helped make me feel comfortable and confident in the whole process guiding me through all aspects of the process. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking to buy, and especially if you are new to the process as I cannot imagine the stress I would have taken on without her. Thanks!
Chris was so amazing to work with! We were first time home buyers and she walked us through every step of the process! We couldn’t be more pleased with such a professional and educated real estate agent! Chris made us feel like family and was always there to answer our questions day or night! If you are looking for an agent look no further than Chris Mott!
She’s one of the best realtor to work with. She takes the time to understand what it is that you like and she actually found a house exactly what we were looking for before we saw it. She made this process as easy as possible for us and even on vacation she still was there for anything we needed. She is highly experienced and here for her clients not the check.
We love working with Chris Mott! She has helped us purchase 2 Homes. The first one a little over two years ago for our kids to live in while they attended college. And more recently a forever home for Charlie and I. She is a very caring and conscientious realtor. Always making herself available via calls, text or email. Chris always made us feel like we were her top priority. Readily available to show us any homes we wanted to see. Yet not afraid to state her opinion. Some of the things I like most about dealing with Chris would be her candor, honesty, experience and she fun to be with!
As first-time home buyers, my husband and I kind of knew what we wanted and had no idea what we were doing. Enter Chris. She was AMAZING. She talked us through everything, drove all over the place to look at houses, answered all of our questions (even the ones you feel dumb asking, but ask anyway). Definitely recommending Chris to anyone I know looking for a realtor! Ally and Sean
Chris, your service to me and my family was superior. You listed our home in Glendale, Arizona and sold it in 5 days for a price that was great and got what we needed out of the home. You did a great job and I would recommend your services to anyone at any time. Thanks for doing a great job.
Chris made my real estate journey as easy as possible and helped me to fit everything in with my busy schedule. It took awhile to find something that I really liked, and Chris kept me informed throughout the process with market statistics and new options on the market. Thanks for making things as simple as they were!
I ALSO RECEIVED SOME NICE WORDS FROM HIS GRANDFATHER!
Chris Mott worked with my grandson and helped him buy his first home. As a retired Realtor with some 30 years experience, I know what a Realtor needs to do. Chris is knowledgeable and very capable. Her escrow knowledge served her well. I just stood by and watched her work with my grandson and help him get into his home. A great job. I would recommend her as a Realtor to help you with your real estate needs. Gary
Chris was ABSOLUTELY amazing when it came to any aspect of the real estate process. She has a thorough understanding of the lending, mortgage, inspection, title, and complete purchase/sell journey, and can assist you with factual and practical knowledge and tips to make the entire desire to own a home a very positive experience. I would highly recommend Chris for any of your real estate needs- sit back, and TRUST you will be well taken care of. Thanks a ton Chris!!
What can I say but WOW. This was our first home purchase and of course we were nervous etc...but Chris was outstanding! 100% professional answered my million questions at all hours of the day and never hesitated to go out of her way to show me any house at any time! I do not see me buying another house anytime soon but if you do this is the agent you want. Thanks again Chris!
Chris is amazing! Her background makes her valuable to your home buying process! She’s SO detail oriented. She always knows what’s going on (or should be going on) & stays on top of your process from beginning to end! She’s professional, prompt & always available within minutes. I would HIGHLY recommend Chris for all your real estate needs.
Chris is Awesome! Very easy to deal with & very professional. Quick easy process. I am very happy with my new home . I will definitely work with you again in the future. Highly recommended!!! Thanks Again Chris!
If I were a better writer, or if I had the time, I could write a book as to why you want to have Chris on your side. When I worked with Chris, it was my 4th time buying a home; that is to say that I have worked with other real estate agents previously. Chris was a breeze to work with, not to mention being available to answer my questions and show me the listings. Since I was working out of the State at that time, Chris was very generous with her time and worked around my visits to Phoenix to show me the listings. Simply put, Chris is intuitive, listens what you need, knowledgeable about the real estate market, knows the Phoenix area, and most important to me, she is honest in her dealings. So Chris, thank you for all that you have done, and I am looking forward to working with you again in a few years when I get ready to buy another place. Thanks!
Chris was great! She was always working hard, always responsive and got the deal done, we couldn't be happier. We highly recommend her.
Chris Mott is the most amazing realtor I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with! She worked around my crazy schedule and was very patient with my picky taste in homes! She is extremely knowledgable and easy to work with. She showed me many many rental properties until I found the perfect one for me. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor!
I feel so fortunate to have met Chris. She’s amazing! She truly went above and beyond in helping me find a property that fit my needs.I appreciated her patience, responsiveness, and positive attitude. I felt she was definitely looking out for me.
I highly recommend Chris Mott. Not just for her knowledge, but for the empathy and support through out the process. She began by assuring me that there would be plenty of homes to choose from and she started her work. I received daily updates of listings for sale within my guidelines with details, pictures and comments. I could review and eliminate those that didn’t appeal to me. Chris listened to what I said, recognized what I liked and starting concentrating on those top items in searching for other properties.
Being limited on available time to view the properties, when the time came I chose the properties I was interested in and she planned a well thought out route for seeing all of the properties I chose for the showing day. No time was wasted driving back and forth to areas. There was plenty of time to look at the properties and even break times. After our first day scouting, she followed up with me on those we saw. Some went under contract, some had price decreases, but Chris always knew what was going on with the properties I had shown interest in.
On the second outing, I found one I loved but hesitated to make an offer. Sure enough, the next day, the property went “pending”. I was disappointed but Chris kept an eye on that property because she knew how much I liked it. Fortunately, the house went back on the market and she called me. We viewed it again that night and I made an offer. The offer was accepted. For the next month Chris followed through with my lender, title company, inspectors, appraisers, everyone who was involved to make sure all was on schedule. NOTHING fell through the cracks or was missed thanks to her and we closed right on time. She understood the stress and concerns I had, respected them and made sure that everything was set when I moved in.
Easiest move I’ve ever made.
If you are thinking of selling your home, chances are you're caught up in a mass of emotions. You may be looking forward to moving up to a new home or facing the uncertainty of a major move across country. You may be reluctant to leave your memories behind or eager to start new and exciting adventures. Remember, we're here to help you with any of your needs. Call or email us today!
Setting the Listing Price
In setting the list price for your home, you should be aware of a buyer’s frame of mind. Based on a list of houses for sale in your neighborhood (which can be in the form of a printed list from us, or online search results that you’ve found yourself), buyers will determine which houses they want to view. Consider the following pricing factors:
If you set the price too high, your house won’t be picked for viewing, even though it may be much nicer than others in the area. You may have told your REALTOR® to "Bring me any offer. Frankly, I’d take less." But in that list of houses, yours simply looks too expensive to be considered.
If you price too low, you'll short-change yourself. Your house will sell promptly, yes, but before it has time to find the buyer who would have paid more.
NOTE: Never say "asking" price, which implies you don't expect to get it.
To determine the proper list price, contact me today and I'll provide you with the following professional services:
Furnishing comparable sales.
Analyzing market conditions.
Helping to determine offering incentives.
Estimating your net proceeds.
Using Comparable Sales
No matter how attractive and polished your house, buyers will be comparing its price with everything else on the market. Your best guide is a record of what the buying public has been willing to pay in the past few months for property in your neighborhood like yours.
Also we can furnish data on sale figures for those "comps", and analyze them for a suggested listing price. The decision about how much to ask, though, is always yours. The list of comparable sales we bring to you, along with data about other houses in your neighborhood presently on the market, is used for a "Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)." To help in estimating a possible sale price for your house, the analysis will also include data on nearby houses that failed to sell in the past few months, along with their list prices.
This CMA differs from a formal appraisal in several ways. One major difference is that an appraisal will be based only on past sales. In addition, an appraisal is done for a fee while the CMA is provided by us and may include properties currently listed for sale and those currently pending sale.
In the normal home sale, a CMA is probably enough to let you set a proper price. A formal written appraisal (which may cost a few hundred dollars) can be useful if you have unique property, if there hasn't been much activity in your area recently, if co-owners disagree about price, and any other circumstance that makes it difficult to put a value on your home.
Buying a home can be one of your most significant investments in life. Not only are you choosing your dwelling place, and the place in which you will bring up your family, you are most likely investing a large portion of your assets into this venture. The more prepared you are at the outset, the less overwhelming and chaotic the buying process will be. The goal of this page is to provide you with detailed information to assist you in making an intelligent and informed decision. Remember, if you have any questions about the process, we're only a phone call or email away!
Inspections are designed to help you understand the overall condition of a property, potentially saving you considerable time with the purchase process and hundreds or thousands of dollars in repairs. Some of the inspections which may be required or recommended by your real estate professional are:
Standard Home Inspection
The areas which may be covered include lot and grounds, roofs, exterior surfaces, garage/carport, structure, attic, basement, crawl space, electrical, heating and air conditioning systems, plumbing, fireplace/wood burning devices, and appliance condition. Remember that your inspection rights are clearly stated in the Contract For Sale and vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. In some cases homes can be sold "as-is" even though an inspection may take place.
A termite inspector will inspect the property for the presence of wood-destroying insects (WDI) or wood destroying organisms (WDO, i.e. fungus) and conducive conditions that exist. Inspection requirements vary by state.
Lead Paint Inspection
Painted surfaces of a home can be evaluated to determine the presence of lead paint. Homes that were constructed before 1978 may contain lead-based paint. Lead exposure can be harmful to young children and babies. Children with lead in their bodies can suffer from damage to the brain and nervous system, behavior and learning problems, slowed growth, hearing problems, and headaches.
On-Site Waste System (SeptiChekTM) Evaluation
SeptiChekTM is an evaluation performed by an on-site waste management professional. It involves accessing the cover of the septic tank to examine the fluid level inside the septic tank. The tank is then pumped to check the condition of the tank and its baffles. The leaching field is probed to check the level of sub- surface liquid waste (effluent). This test alerts the buyer to a wide range of potentially costly septic system repairs or failures. The SeptiChekTM evaluation provides more reliable information of potential problems than a septic dye test.
Pool/Hot Tub Inspection
Determines the overall condition and operability of a pool and/or hot tub's equipment. Additionally, the condition of the pool deck will be inspected for deterioration and/or other noticeable defects.
Private Well Flow and Potability Inspection
Designed to determine whether or not a private well adequately supplies water to the house. Samples are sent to a lab for potability (drinkability) analysis.
Obtaining the proper inspections for a home prior to purchase is one of the best ways to make a smart purchase decision and protect your investment. The above is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all of the types of inspections that may be necessary on a particular home, but it is meant to provide general information on some of the most common types of inspections.Obtaining the proper inspections for a home prior to purchase is one of the best ways to make a smart purchase decision and protect your investment.