There are many reasons to get a professional real estate appraisal. Every year, countless people in the United States buy, sell or refinance their own slice of the American Dream. Most, if not all, of these transactions include a simple line item for a home appraisal. It has become an understood and accepted part of a real estate transaction. “Let’s bring in the expert and make sure we’re not spending too much on this property.”
For homeowners, a real estate appraisal is the linchpin to buying or selling their home. It allows the property transactions to occur among the buyer, seller, real estate agent and mortgage lender.
But there are many other times when the services of a certified, licensed, independent real estate professional might come in handy.
- Divorce Appraisals
- Residential Investment and “Flipping”
- Bankruptcy Appraisals
- Bail Bonds Appraisals
- Estate & Date of Death
- Financial Planning & Trusts
- Horse & Specialty Properties
- PMI Removal Appraisals
- Pre-Foreclosure & Short Sales
- Tax Assessment Appeals
- Pre-Listing, Pre-Purchase, FSBO’s
- Home Measurement Services
- Rush Appraisals Available
Unlike a real estate agent, an appraisal company has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. It’s easy for them to step in and give you the information to help you make your decision. Appraiser fees are based on efforts to complete the report and not a percentage of the sales price. So seeking a professional appraisal can often help homeowners make the best decisions on investing in their homes and setting a fair sales price.