Appraisal services for Kernersville and Forsyth County homeowners

The top reasons NC homeowners use Benchmark Appraising, LLC:

  1. Find the right listing price (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge Forsyth county's assessment of your property
  3. Remove PMI to reduce their mortgage payment
  4. Reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. To review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. If property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To determine the true market value of real estate in question to settle an estate

Need help determining the value of your home in or near Kernersville, NC?
Contact Benchmark Appraising, LLC.

We at Benchmark Appraising, LLC understand the special needs of a consumer looking for appraisal services. Our business practices and reporting formats are relatively routine to our business clients like lenders, attorneys, and CPAs. As our non-traditionalclient, you'll receive extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more clearly understand what we do and how we report the results of our analysis.

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 Benchmark Appraising, LLC, will be objective. We'll tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is very important as a negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer. It's 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 that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be far more likely to give credibility to an accomplished appraiser's value report than yours.

PMI Removal Appraisals

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A preferred money saver for homeowners is getting the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan amount 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, which will make your monthly payments go down. We're veterans in helping clients just like you abolish unwanted and unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenge property tax assessments

If you live in a local area that is going down or is not appreciating as much as other properties nearby, your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. This means you are paying higher taxes than you should be paying. The earlier you take care of things like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. Getting an expert appraisal from Benchmark Appraising, LLC is your perfect weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

Your lender just may make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is close to a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be annoying 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. Benchmark Appraising, LLC can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Would you wish a second opinion without the expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you desire a seasoned expert to double-check your appraisal for efficiency? Benchmark Appraising, LLC offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comparables in question. If you need it in a rush, we'll provide 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 report? We can help with that too. While typically requested by banks, you may wish to make use of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.