Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in Jacksonville and Duval County

The top 7 reasons FL homeowners use Personal Service Realty's Residential Valuation Group:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether they're selling the home themselves or using a real estate agent)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. Remove PMI to cut their mortgage payments
  4. To reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. If property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To settle an estate in FL by determining the true market value of property in question

Own a house in or near Jacksonville, FL and need help determining the price of it?
Contact Personal Service Realty's Residential Valuation Group.

We at Personal Service Realty's Residential Valuation Group understand the special needs of a customer after 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)

It's very hard to be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Personal Service Realty's Residential Valuation Group, are objective. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your house will attract interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer. It gives you something tangible to show the buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your property's price, and 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 much more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value estimation than yours.

Appraisals to cancel PMI

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A fashionable way to save money for homeowners is getting the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan is less than 80% of the value of your property, 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 Personal Service Realty's Residential Valuation Group, we're qualified in helping folks just like you delete unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenge a property tax assessment

Lets say you live in an area that is declining -- your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. 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. Getting an appraisal report from Personal Service Realty's Residential Valuation Group is your strongest weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender may decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is in a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be difficult and inconvenient from a cash flow point of view, but it can be detrimental to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Personal Service Realty's Residential Valuation Group can provide you with efficient appraisal to help you reinstate your home equity line of credit.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Have you just received a copy of your appraisal and you'd prefer to have a seasoned expert double-check it for efficiency or do you want a second opinion without the cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? An appraiser from Personal Service Realty's Residential Valuation Group can go out and check the subject and comparables in a field review. 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.

We can also provide a retrospective review of any appraisal report you may have had done before. While typically requested by banks, you may wish to exploit this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.

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