First, we will have a free conversation over the phone to determine what you need to accomplish with the appraisal. (What type of appraisal do you need?)
The next step is for the appraiser to collect information about the house that is subject to an appraisal. The complexity of the appraisal is based on the house’s features, which the appraiser uses to give you a price for the service. I am sure you understand that it is different from appraising a home that is 1,000 square feet and a home that is 5,000 square feet; it’s not the same to have waterfront property, property on a main road, or property located inside a neighborhood free and clear of any external factors that might affect the value positively or negatively.
So, the complexity of the appraisal assignment dictates the cost of the appraisal. The appraisal is paid at the time of the appraisal booking by Zelle or Venmo, or in some instances, at the time of the appraisal inspection, by check or cash. No credit cards are accepted at this time.
A state-certified appraiser completes the appraisal from beginning to end. We don’t do shortcuts. The appraisal is thorough and pays attention to every detail, just like we would do it for a bank, which is who we usually work for when we do mortgage appraisals.
If you hire the appraiser, he sets up a time to visit the house. When the appraiser visits the house, he inspects the exterior, measures the exterior with a rolling tape, and takes exterior photos as evidence of the house’s condition.
After the outside inspection is done, the appraiser goes inside to look at the inside of the house. While inside the house, the appraiser draws the floor plan, takes photos, and has a conversation with the homeowner about any known issues with the home and any recent updates, upgrades, or renovations that might have contributory value to the property that is subject to the appraisal.
In the end, the appraiser answers any questions you might have about the appraisal and the appraisal process. The appraiser leaves the property and, typically 3–7 business days after the appraisal inspection, delivers the appraisal to you by email in PDF format.
We are a family-owned residential real estate appraisal firm in New Jersey. We do appraisals for divorce settlements, estate, and date of death valuations, bankruptcies, pre-listing appraisals, pre-purchase appraisals, FSBOs, PMI removal appraisals, pre-foreclosures, short sales, and tax assessment appeals.
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