Need an appraisal in Glendale or Maricopa County?

The top 7 reasons AZ homeowners hire West Valley Appraisal Services:

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

Own a home in or near Glendale, AZ and need help determining the value of it?
Contact West Valley Appraisal Services.

At West Valley Appraisal Services, we understand the special needs of a consumer looking for appraisal services. While our typical 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

Since you have an emotional attachment to your home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Our professional appraisers at West Valley Appraisal Services are objective. We won't just tell you what you want to hear, we'll tell you what you need to know. A professional appraisal is very important as a negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your property will attract buyers. It gives you something tangible to show your buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your home's value, and not just you saying how much your house is worth. Potential buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to an expert appraiser's value estimation than yours.

Appraisals to remove PMI

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) eliminated from your mortgage loan is a popular way to cut costs for homeowners. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan amount is down below 80% of the value of your property. In most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan. West Valley Appraisal Services is experienced in helping clients just like you dismiss undesirable PMI insurance.

Challenge Tax Assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in a local area that is declining. That means you're most likely 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 off you'll be. An appraisal report from West Valley Appraisal Services is your best weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender might make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is in or near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be troublesome from a cash flow angle, but it can be bad for your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. A professional appraisal from West Valley Appraisal Services can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Have you just gotten a copy of your appraisal and you'd like to have a veteran appraiser double-check it for precision or do you need a second opinion without the expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? An appraiser from West Valley Appraisal Services can go out and check the subject and comparables in a field review. If you need it ASAP, 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.

We can also provide a retrospective review of any appraisal report you may have had in the past. While typically requested by banks, you may want to take advantage of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.