Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in Roswell and Cobb County

The top 7 reasons why Georgia homeowners hire Sterling Appraisal Services, LLC:

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether they're selling the home themselves or using a real estate agent)
  2. To challenge your property tax assessment in Georgia
  3. To lower your monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Verify another appraiser's report
  6. If real estate property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. Determine the true market value of the property in question to settle an estate in Georgia
Own a home in or near Roswell, Georgia and need help determining the price of it? Contact Sterling Appraisal Services, LLC.

We at Sterling Appraisal Services, LLC understand the individual needs of a consumer after appraisal services. While our usual 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

It's very hard to be objective about your home because you most likely have an emotional attachment to it. The professional appraisers at Sterling Appraisal Services, LLC 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 price to sell at so your home will attract interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a crucial negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer. It's something tangible to show the buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your property's value, and not just how much you think your house is worth. Potential buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be far more likely to give credibility to a qualified appraiser's value report than yours.

Challenge a property tax assessment

Let's say your home is not appreciating as much as other properties nearby -- your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. This only means you're going to pay higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the quicker you take care of a matter like this, the better off you'll be. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting an expert appraisal from Sterling Appraisal Services, LLC is your strongest weapon.

Appraisals to remove PMI

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) canceled from your mortgage loan is a fashionable way to cut expenses for homeowners. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan amount is down below 80% of the value of your house. In most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI removed from your loan. We are experienced in helping customers just like you get rid of unwanted and unneeded PMI insurance.

Recently got a freeze to your HELOC?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender may just decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is in or near a declining area. This can be inopportune from a cash flow standpoint, and unfavorable to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Sterling Appraisal Services, LLC can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with an expert appraisal.

Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you like a second opinion without the cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you need an expert to double-check your appraisal for precision? Sterling Appraisal Services, LLC offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comparables. 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 you may have in your possession. Although most review work is requested by lenders, homeowners suspecting a prior appraisal wasn't above board are prudent to get a second opinion.

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