Need an appraisal in The 5 Boroughs, Nassau or Suffolk County?

The top 7 reasons New York homeowners hire Max Value Appraisal:

  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. To lower a monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a divorce in the state of New York, when property needs to be divided
  7. Settle an estate in New York by determining the true market value of a property
Need help determining the price of your home in the 5 Boroughs, Nassau or Suffolk County? Contact Max Value Appraisal.

We at Max Value Appraisal understand the individual needs of a homeowner after appraisal services. While our usual business clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get an extra level of customer 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 home because you probably have an emotional attachment to it. A professional appraiser is objective and will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. A professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will attract interested buyers. It's something concrete to show the buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's value, not just how much you think your house is worth. Interested buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be far more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value report than yours.

Challenging property tax assessments

If you live in a local area that is declining or not appreciating as much as other houses close to yours, your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. That only means you are probably paying 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. Getting an appraisal from Max Value Appraisal is your #1 weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Appraisals to cancel PMI

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) removed from your mortgage loan is a preferred way to cut expenses for homeowners. Once your mortgage loan is down below 80% of the value of your property, in most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI removed from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We are seasoned in helping people just like you remove unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.

Recently got a freeze to your HELOC?

If your home is near a declining area, your lender just might make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be bad for your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also annoying from a cash flow point of view. Max Value Appraisal can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Have you just received a copy of your appraisal and you'd like 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 Max Value Appraisal can go out and check the subject and comps in a field review. If you need it in a rush, 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 report? Max Value Appraisal can help you with that. Although most appraisal reviews are requested by lenders for quality control, homeowners suspecting they've been the victim of mortgage fraud are wise to get a second opinion.