Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in Maricopa County

See the top 7 reasons why AZ homeowners call on West Valley Appraisal Services:

  1. Find the right listing price (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge Maricopa county's assessment of your propertyworth
  3. To lower your monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a AZ divorce, when real estate needs to be divided
  7. Determine the true market value of property in question to settle an estate in AZ

Need help deciding the value of your home in or near Glendale, AZ?
Contact West Valley Appraisal Services.

We at West Valley Appraisal Services understand the special needs of a consumer in need of appraisal services. While our usual business clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get extra service in the form of an explanation of the process and even special consumer-friendly reporting forms if the assignment allows for them.

For Sale By Owner (FSBO)/Pre-Listing Services

It's very hard to be objective about your own home because you most likely have an emotional attachment to it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at West Valley Appraisal Services, will be 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 home will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer. The appraisal is something concrete to show your buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your house's value, and not just how much your house is worth. Potential buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to a qualified appraiser's value opinion than yours.

Appraisals to remove PMI

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A fashionable way to save money 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 a lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We are veterans in helping customers just like you abolish undesirable PMI insurance.

Challenging a property tax assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in a local area that is declining. This means you're paying higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the sooner you take care of things like this, the better. An expert appraisal from West Valley Appraisal Services is your number one weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

HELOC recently frozen?

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 near a declining area. This can be be unfavorable to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also disadvantageous from a cash flow point of view. West Valley Appraisal Services can provide you with a professional appraisal to help you reinstate your home equity line of credit.

We Also Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Do you need a professional to double-check your appraisal for verity, or do you desire a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? In a field review we'll go out and check the subject and comps in question. If you're in a hurry, we'll provide you with a 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? West Valley Appraisal Services can help you with that. Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may want to exploit this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.