Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of Fairfax and Fairfax City County

See the top 7 reasons why Virginia homeowners use Bruce W. Reyle Commercial and Residential Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants:

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge Fairfax City county's assessment of your propertyvalue
  3. To lower your 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 Virginia divorce, when property needs to be divided
  7. To settle an estate in Virginia by determining the true market value of property in question

Own a house in or near Fairfax, Virginia and need help determining the price of it?
Contact Bruce W. Reyle Commercial and Residential Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants.

At Bruce W. Reyle Commercial and Residential Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants, we understand the particular needs of a consumer looking for 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/Pre-Listing Services

Since you have an emotional attachment to your house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Bruce W. Reyle Commercial and Residential Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants, will be objective. We'll tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. A professional appraisal is a crucial negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your property will attract many interested buyers. It gives you something concrete to show your buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your property's value, and not just you saying how much you think your home is worth. Potential buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be far more likely to give credibility to an accomplished appraiser's value conclusion than yours.

Appraisals to remove PMI

A popular way to save money for homeowners is to get the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. PMI stands for "Private Mortgage Insurance". Once your mortgage loan is less than 80% of the value of your home, in most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We're qualified in helping folks just like you remove unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenge property tax assessments

Lets say your house is not appreciating as much as other properties close by -- your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. This means you are paying higher taxes than you should be paying. The quicker you take care of things like this, the better off you'll be, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. Getting an expert appraisal from Bruce W. Reyle Commercial and Residential Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants is your number one weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

If your house is near a declining area, your lender just may choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be inopportune from a cash flow point of view, but it can be bad for your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. An efficient appraisal from Bruce W. Reyle Commercial and Residential Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Would you like a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you want a seasoned appraiser to double-check your appraisal for precision? Bruce W. Reyle Commercial and Residential Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants offers field reviews where we go out and check the subject and comparables. 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. Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may need to take advantage of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.