Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in Fairfax and Fairfax County

The top seven reasons Virginia homeowners hire Techcorps Real Estate:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether they're selling the home on their own or using an agent)
  2. Challenge Fairfax County's assessment of your property value
  3. To lower your mortgage payments by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Verify a different appraiser's report
  6. In the case of a divorce in the state of Virginia, when property needs to be divided
  7. To settle an estate in Virginia by determining the true market value of the property in question
Own a home in or near Fairfax, Virginia and need help determining the price of it? Contact Techcorps Real Estate.

At Techcorps Real Estate, we understand the unique needs of a homeowner looking for appraisal services. While our typical clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get extra customer service in the form of an explanation of the process and even special consumer-friendly reporting forms if the assignment allows for them.

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

Since you have an emotional attachment to your home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. The professional appraisers at Techcorps Real Estate will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. A professional appraisal is very valuable as a negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your home will attract buyers. It gives you something tangible to show your buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your house's value, and not just you saying how much your home is worth. Potential buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value estimation than yours.

Challenging Fairfax County's assessment of your property

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in a region that's declining or is not appreciating as much as other homes nearby. That means you're paying more taxes than you should. The sooner 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 appraisal report from Techcorps Real Estate is your #1 weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Need to remove PMI?

A preferred way to cut expenses 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". Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is down below 80% of the value of your house. In most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan. We're experts in helping people just like you rid themselves of unwanted and unneeded PMI insurance.

HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender just might decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be inopportune from a cash flow viewpoint, and detrimental to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Techcorps Real Estate can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with a professional appraisal.

We Offer Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Do you need an expert to double-check your appraisal for efficiency, or do you desire a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? We can go out and check the subject and comparables in question in a field review. Or, if you need it immediately, 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 a retrospective review of any appraisal report you may have in your possession. Although most review work is commissioned by lenders, homeowners suspecting a prior appraisal wasn't above board are prudent to get a second opinion.