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Attention homeowners in and Lucas County: Get an Appraisal today!

See the top 7 reasons why homeowners need :

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. To challenge a property tax assessment
  3. Remove PMI to reduce your mortgage payments
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. Review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To determine the true market value of real estate in question to settle an estate in

Do you own a home in or near ? Do you need help determining the value of your real estate?
Contact .

We at understand the individual needs of a homeowner after appraisal services. Our customary business clients are used to the appraisal process and the standard "products" we deliver to them. But as a general consumer,we'll be sure you get extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to understand what we do and how we document the results of our analysis.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at , are objective. We'll tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. A professional appraisal is very valuable as a negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your property will attract buyers. The appraisal is something tangible to show the buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's value, not just how much you think your home is worth. Interested buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value conclusion than yours.

PMI Removal Appraisals

A popular way to cut expenses for homeowners is getting the PMI canceled from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. PMI stands for "Private Mortgage Insurance". Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is below 80% of the value of your home. In most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI removed from your loan. We're veterans in helping consumers just like you abolish unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenge property tax assessments

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in a region that is going down or not appreciating as much as other properties close to yours. That means you are paying more taxes than you should. The quicker you take care of things like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. Getting a professional appraisal from is your chief weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender might choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is close to a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be annoying from a cash flow angle, but it can be damaging to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. can help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Also Offer Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Do you need a veteran appraiser to double-check your appraisal for verity, or do you desire a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? In a field review we will go out and check the subject and comps. If you're in a rush, we'll provide you with a desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.

Need a retrospective review of an appraisal report? We can help you with that While typically requested by banks, you may desire to utilize this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.