Attention homeowners in Anderson and Escambia County: Need an appraisal?

Here are the top 7 reasons why IN homeowners need Brooks Appraisal Services:

  1. Find the right listing price (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. Remove PMI to lower their mortgage payment
  4. To reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. Verify another appraiser's report
  6. In the case of a IN divorce, where property needs to be divided
  7. To determine the true market value of property in question to settle an estate in IN

Need help determining the price of your house in or near Anderson, IN?
Contact Brooks Appraisal Services.

At Brooks Appraisal Services, we understand the unique needs of a consumer in need of appraisal services. Our customary business clients are used to the appraisal process and the customary reporting formats. As our non-traditionalclient, we will provide you with extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to better understand what we do and how we document our conclusions.

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

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. The professional appraisers at Brooks Appraisal Services 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 selling price so your home will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer. It gives you something tangible to show the buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your house's price, not just how much you think your home is worth. Potential buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be far more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value estimation than yours.

Need to cancel PMI?

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A fashionable money saver 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 down below 80% of the value of your property, in most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. Brooks Appraisal Services is veterans in helping homeowners just like you delete unnecessary PMI insurance.

Challenge property tax assessments

Lets say your home is not appreciating as much as other houses nearby -- your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. That means you're going to pay more taxes than you should. The faster you take care of things like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. Getting an appraisal from Brooks Appraisal Services is your strongest weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender just might decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is near a declining area. Not only can this be inopportune from a cash flow viewpoint, but it can be negative on your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. An appraisal from Brooks Appraisal Services can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Do you need an expert 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. Or, if you're in a hurry, we can 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 you with a a retrospective review of any appraisal report you may have in your possession. While usually requested by banks, you may wish to employ this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.