Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of Blue Bell and Montgomery County
See the top 7 reasons Pennsylvania homeowners order from Appraisal Quest:
We at Appraisal Quest understand the unique needs of a customer looking for appraisal services. While our usual business clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get extra service in the form of an explanation of the process and even special consumer-friendly reporting forms if the assignment allows for them.
For-Sale-by-Owner (FSBO) / Pre-Listing ServicesIt's very hard to be objective about your home because you most likely have an emotional attachment to it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Appraisal Quest, will be objective. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. A professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your house will attract many interested buyers. It's something tangible to show your buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your home's value, and not just you saying how much you think your home is worth. Potential buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be more likely to give credibility to an expert appraiser's value assessment than yours.
Challenging Montgomery County's assessment of your propertyYour local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in a region that is going down or not appreciating as much as other properties close by. This only means you're most likely paying higher taxes than you should be paying. The faster you take care of things like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. Getting an expert appraisal from Appraisal Quest is your #1 weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.
Need to remove PMI?Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) eliminated from your mortgage loan is a popular money saver for homeowners. Once your mortgage loan amount is less than 80% of the value of your house, in most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. At Appraisal Quest, we're experts in helping consumers just like you do away with unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.
Recently got a freeze to your HELOC?Your lender just might decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is in a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be detrimental to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also unsuitable from a cash flow point of view. Appraisal Quest can provide you with a professional appraisal that will help you reinstate your HELOC.
Field and Desktop Appraisal Review ServicesHave you just gotten a copy of your appraisal and you'd wish to have a veteran appraiser double-check it for accuracy or do you want a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Appraisal Quest offers field reviews where we go out and check the subject and comparables. Or, if you're in a hurry, we can provide you with a desk review and verify as many facts as we can, using online data sources as well as our own files.
Do you need a retrospective review of an appraisal report? Appraisal Quest can help you with that. Although most review work is requested by lenders, homeowners suspecting a prior appraisal wasn't above board are wise to get a second opinion.