Attention homeowners in Fairfax and Fairfax City County: Get an Appraisal today!

Here are 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 propertyworth
  3. Remove PMI to lower your mortgage payment
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Verify a different appraiser's report
  6. In the case of a Virginia divorce, where real estate property needs to be divided
  7. Settle an estate in Virginia by determining the true market value of property in question

Need help deciding the value of your house in or near Fairfax, Virginia?
Contact Bruce W. Reyle Commercial and Residential Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants.

We at Bruce W. Reyle Commercial and Residential Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants understand the special needs of a customer seeking appraisal services. Our regular business clients are used to the appraisal process and the customary reporting formats. As our valued client, we will give you extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more fully understand what we do and how we present our findings.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own house, it's often very hard to be objective about 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 crucial negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your house will attract interested buyers. The appraisal is something concrete to show your buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's price -- not just you saying how much you think your home is worth. Potential buyers assume that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value estimation than yours.

Need to cancel PMI?

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) eliminated from your mortgage loan is a popular way to save money for homeowners. Your monthly payments will go down 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. We're experts in helping people just like you remove unnecessary PMI insurance.

Challenge Tax Assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in a local area that's going down or is not appreciating as much as other houses close to yours. This only means you're paying higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the sooner you take care of things like this, the better off you'll be. Getting an appraisal from Bruce W. Reyle Commercial and Residential Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants is your chief weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

HELOC recently frozen?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, 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. Not only can this be disadvantageous from a cash flow viewpoint, but it can be bad for your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. An appraisal from Bruce W. Reyle Commercial and Residential Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants can help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Have you just been handed a copy of your appraisal and you would wish to have a veteran appraiser double-check it for precision or do you want a second opinion without the charge 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 ASAP, we can 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? Bruce W. Reyle Commercial and Residential Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants can help you with that. While typically requested by banks, you may want to use this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.