Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for Kitsap, Clallam, Mason, Jefferson and Pierce Counties.
Here are the top 7 reasons Washington homeowners hire Sound Appraisal Group, Inc:
At Sound Appraisal Group, Inc, we understand the particular needs of a homeowner in need of appraisal services. While our typical business clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get extra customer service in the form of an explanation of the process and even special consumer-friendly reporting forms if the assignment allows for them.
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. The professional appraisers at Sound Appraisal Group, 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 selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is a crucial negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer. It's something concrete 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. Potential buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be far more likely to give credibility to an expert appraiser's value report than yours.
Need to cancel PMI?PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. An attractive way to cut costs for homeowners is getting the PMI eliminated from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan amount is less than 80% of the value of your property, in most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We're seasoned in helping customers just like you get rid of unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.
HELOC recently frozen?Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender might just choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is near a declining area. This can be destructive to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also disadvantageous from a cash flow viewpoint. Sound Appraisal Group, Inc can provide you with efficient appraisal that will help you reinstate your HELOC.
Field and Desktop Appraisal Review ServicesDo you need a seasoned expert to double-check your appraisal for accuracy, or do you desire a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Sound Appraisal Group, Inc offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comparables in question. If you're in a rush, we'll provide 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? Sound Appraisal Group, Inc can help you with that. While usually requested by banks, you may wish to use this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.