Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in Everett and Snohomish County
See the top seven reasons Washington homeowners order from Meier Appraisal Service, Inc.:
At Meier Appraisal Service, Inc., we understand the particular needs of a customer after appraisal services. While our usual business clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get an extra level of customer 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 ServicesSince you have an emotional attachment to your own home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. The professional appraisers at Meier Appraisal Service, Inc. will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your property will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a crucial negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer. It's something tangible to show the buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's value -- not just you saying how much you think your home is worth. Interested buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to a qualified appraiser's value estimation than yours.
Challenging Snohomish County's assessment of your propertyYour local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in a region that's declining. That means you're most likely paying more taxes than you should. The sooner you take care of things like this, the better off you'll be, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. An expert appraisal from Meier Appraisal Service, Inc. is your number one weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.
Appraisals to remove PMIPMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A preferred way to cut costs for homeowners is to get the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan amount is down below 80% of the value of your property, in most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. Meier Appraisal Service, Inc. is seasoned in helping consumers just like you get rid of unnecessary PMI insurance.
Recently got a freeze to your HELOC?Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender might just make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is in a declining area. Not only can this be annoying from a cash flow angle, but it can be unfavorable to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Meier Appraisal Service, Inc. can provide you with a professional appraisal to help you reinstate your HELOC.
Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?Would you prefer a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you want a seasoned appraiser to double-check your appraisal for efficiency? An appraiser from Meier Appraisal Service, Inc. can go out and check the subject and comps in a field review. Or, if you need it in a rush, 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.
We can also provide a retrospective review of any appraisal you may have had in the past. Even though most appraisal reviews are requested by lenders for quality control, homeowners suspecting they've been the victim of mortgage fraud are prudent to invest in a second opinion.