Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of University Place and Pierce County
Here are the top seven reasons WA homeowners order from Doug Bryant Appraisal:
Need help deciding the value of your home in or near University Place, WA?
At Doug Bryant Appraisal, we understand the unique needs of a customer after appraisal services. Our business practices and reporting formats are relatively routine to our business clients like banks, attorneys, and accountants. But as a general consumer,you will receive extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to better understand what we do and how we present our findings.
Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner
It's very hard to be objective about your house because you probably have an emotional attachment to it. Our professional appraisers at Doug Bryant Appraisal are objective. We won't just tell you what you want to hear, we will tell you what you need to know. A professional appraisal is very important as a negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your home will attract interested buyers. It's something tangible to show the buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's price -- not just you saying how much your home is worth. Potential buyers assume that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value assessment than yours.
Need to remove PMI?
A fashionable 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 property. In most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan. At Doug Bryant Appraisal, we're seasoned in helping customers just like you do away with unwanted PMI insurance.
Challenge Tax Assessment
Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in a region that's declining. That means you're 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 an expert appraisal from Doug Bryant Appraisal is your chief weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.
Recently got a freeze your HELOC?
If your home is close to a declining area, your lender might decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can this be difficult and inconvenient from a cash flow angle, and unfavorable to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Doug Bryant Appraisal can help you reinstate your HELOC.
Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?
Do you need a seasoned expert to double-check your appraisal for efficiency, or do you need a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Doug Bryant Appraisal offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comps. Or, if you need it immediately, 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? Doug Bryant Appraisal can help you with that. Even though this is typically requested by banks, you may wish to exercise this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.