You don’t want to sell out short or let your home stay on the market too long. Even if you are working with the most experienced agent, it is in your best interest to also have an “objective” third-party’s opinion of value before signing the listing agreement. A professional appraisal can help you make an educated decision regarding your asking price, whether you decide to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent.
So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they expected, so investing in an appraisal from us actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold.
Seeking a professional appraisal is a reliable way to determine what improvements will add value and marketability to your property.
There are also plenty of sellers who think their home is worth much more than it really is, and an appraisal helps them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property will not attract potential buyers, which means you squander valuable time and money and are left with no prospects for buying your home. In the meantime, the home owner is still paying the mortgage while the property sits on the market.
Buying a Home
Purchasing a home is a big decision which involves multiple factors. One of the most important aspects in buying a home is what you are paying for it. Almost all lenders require an appraisal if they are making a loan on the property. Nowadays the lender picks the appraiser from their own appraiser panel, or from a third party appraisal management company. However, it is still often wise for a buyer to obtain their own independent appraisal on the property they are purchasing. This appraisal would not be used for the loan, but gives peace of mind to the buyer to ensure they are not over paying for the property and are getting a fair deal. And if you are paying cash for a home, what better way to ensure that you are not over-paying than by ordering a home appraisal from Professional Appraisers of Texas.
We are experts throughout Longview and the surrounding areas when it comes to appraising real estate. Protect yourself and your decision by ordering an appraisal from Professional Appraisers of Texas.
Estate Settlement and Divorce settlement
The death of a loved one is a hard time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often calls for an appraisal to establish Market Value for the residential property involved. We ensure the fullest degree of discretion, as we’re bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
Many Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these issues. A home often makes up a large, disproportionate share of the total estate value, so knowing the true value of the real estate is of the utmost importance to ensure disputing parties leave knowing they’ve received an fair and honest deal.
For estate executors, settling an estate is often stressful, but a very important job. As a trustee, you’ve been given the responsibility to carry out the wishes of the departed as swiftly and respectfully as possible. You can count on us to respond expeditiously and with as much respect to the feelings of everyone in bereavement.
We’ve made it our company’s goal in producing the best appraisals that attorneys and accountants have come to depend on. We cater to the specific needs of each client throughout the appraisal process. Having a professional appraisal report from Professional Appraisers of Texas gives the executor undeniable facts and figures to work. It assures peace of mind to everyone concerned because we assure you that we will stand behind the report if it is ever refuted.
A divorce can be a heartbreaking ordeal for the parties involved, and it is often further complicated by the challenging decision of who keeps the property.
When the reason for an appraisal is the division of assets, it should include a well-established, professional report that will hold up to a judge. Professional Appraisers of Texas pledges to give you the very best in service with courtesy and well-supported conclusions. We understand how to handle the delicate needs of a divorce situation.
If the parties want to sell the home, they’ll have a much better idea of the listing price for the home. And if a “buyout” is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they’ve gotten a fair evaluation.
For legal professionals dealing with a divorce, your case’s material facts customarily require an appraisal to establish market value for the residential real estate involved. A lot of the time the divorce date differs from the date you ordered the appraisal. We’re accustomed to the procedures and what is essential to perform a retrospective appraisal with an effective date and Market Value opinion corresponding to the date of divorce. For each divorce appraisal we are hired to do, we remain cognizant of the fact that they need to be handled with total professionalism. The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) contains an ethics provision which means the highest amount of confidentiality, resulting in the utmost discretion. It’s a good idea to order an appraisal from Professional Appraisers of Texas to ensure both parties are fully aware of the true market value of the property, regardless of the circumstances.
dispute your tax assessment
Sometimes, as a property owner, you get an unwanted surprise in the mail telling you your taxes are going up, and sometimes it may seem as though your tax assessment is too high. When building your case, an appraisal completed by a real estate appraiser is your best evidence. At Professional Appraisers of Texas, we can assist you in disputing your tax assessment.