Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in Richmond and Richmond City County

The top seven reasons Virginia homeowners need Appraisal Networks of Virginia:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. Remove PMI to reduce your mortgage payment
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To settle an estate in Virginia by determining the true market value of the property in question
Own a home in or near Richmond, Virginia and need help deciding the price of it? Contact Appraisal Networks of Virginia.

At Appraisal Networks of Virginia, we understand the special needs of a consumer seeking appraisal services. Our business practices and reporting formats are familiar to our business clients like banks, lawyers, and CPAs. Being a consumer that most likely doesn't see an appraisal on a regular basis, we will give you extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more fully understand what we do and how we report our findings.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale by Owner

Since you have an emotional attachment to your house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. The professional appraisers at Appraisal Networks of Virginia will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. A professional appraisal is a crucial negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your home will attract interested buyers. The appraisal is something tangible to show the buyer. The 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 assume you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be much more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value estimation than yours.

Challenge a property tax assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in a region that is declining. That means you are going to pay more taxes than you should. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the faster you take care of a matter like this, the better off you'll be. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting an appraisal from Appraisal Networks of Virginia is your chief weapon.

Appraisals to remove PMI

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. An attractive way to save money for homeowners is to get 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 house, 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 Appraisal Networks of Virginia, we're experienced in helping clients just like you do away with undesirable PMI insurance.

HELOC recently frozen?

If your house is near a declining area, your lender just may decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - 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. Appraisal Networks of Virginia can help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Have you just been handed a copy of your appraisal and you would prefer to have an expert double-check it for efficiency or do you need a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? An appraiser from Appraisal Networks of Virginia can go out and check the subject and comps in question in a field review. If you're in a hurry, 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 in the past. Even though most appraisal reviews are commissioned by lenders for quality control, homeowners that have reason to believe a prior appraisal wasn't above board are wise to get a second opinion.