Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of Sylva and Jackson County

See the top seven reasons NC homeowners need Prestige Appraisal, LLC:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. To cut your mortgage payments by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. To review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a NC divorce, when real estate needs to be divided
  7. Settle an estate in NC by determining the true market value of real estate in question

Own a home in or near Sylva, NC and need help deciding the price of it?
Contact Prestige Appraisal, LLC.

At Prestige Appraisal, LLC, we understand the particular needs of a customer seeking appraisal services. While our typical business clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get extra 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

It's very hard to be objective about your house 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 very crucial as a negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your home will attract buyers. It gives you something concrete to show the buyer. The 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. Interested buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value conclusion than yours.

Need to cancel PMI?

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A popular way to save money for homeowners is getting the PMI eliminated from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. 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 canceled from your loan. Prestige Appraisal, LLC is qualified in helping customers just like you get rid of unnecessary PMI insurance.

Challenge Jackson county's assessment of your property

Lets say you live in a local area that is going down -- your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. This only means you are going to pay higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the faster you take care of things like this, the better. Getting an appraisal report from Prestige Appraisal, LLC is your perfect weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender may make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is in or near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can this be difficult and inconvenient from a cash flow point of view, and harmful to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. An expert appraisal from Prestige Appraisal, LLC can help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Have you just gotten a copy of your appraisal and you'd like to have a professional double-check it for preciseness or do you want a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? In a field review we will go out and check the subject and comparables. Or, if you're in a hurry, 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.

Need a retrospective review of an appraisal? We can help with that too. Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may wish to exercise this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.