Looking to Buy or Sell a Property?
We offer several different appraisal services to help you understand your home’s market value so you can make decisions with confidence. The Property Information Questionnaire is a great tool to prepare for your appraisal inspection, download your copy from the below button. Give this to your Realtor if you are selling your home.
Pre-Listing Appraisal: An appraisal designed specifically for sellers. Whether you are selling by owner, or with the help of a Realtor, this appraisal will help you understand how much your home should sell for. It is crucial to have a reliable value so as not to under list, or over price your home.
Price-Adjustment Appraisal: Has your home been on the market longer than you think it should have? This appraisal can help you understand the current market, and if any changes in pricing might be necessary.
Price Verification Appraisal: This appraisal will ensure you are not overpaying for your home and give you peace of mind for what may be your largest investment. This is a great appraisal if you are paying cash for a home since a bank appraisal will not be required.
Second Opinion of Value: When you buy or refinance your home your lender will likely utilize an Appraisal Management Company (AMC) to source your appraiser. AMC’s take the appraisal fee charged to you by your lender, pay a portion to the appraiser, and keep the rest. The vast majority of AMC’s will select the appraiser from a large list based not necessarily on the quality of work, but on the lowest fee, and the fastest delivery date. The reality of this transaction environment is you often get what you pay for, which may mean a less qualified appraiser reducing the amount of work put into your appraisal due to the reduced fee. The result can be an inferior appraisal product, with reduced accuracy, increased risk to you and possible financial losses. This is not how the valuation of your home should be approached. If you are concerned about your appraisal, we can help you contest the results by reviewing the appraisal for factual errors, poor choice of comparable properties, and lack of support of the value conclusion. We can also provide you with a new appraisal prepared by a highly qualified appraiser.
Home Improvement Appraisal: This appraisal will provide an “as completed” value. Unlike “as-is” appraisals where the home’s existing features are used to determine the value, “as-completed” appraisals are valued as if the new features being planned in the renovation already exist in that home. The appraiser will rely on your renovation plans to evaluate the value of your home in its future state. If you have completed improvements or are trying to decide if you want to make improvements to your home, we can help.
Other Appraisals: We can help you with your divorce settlement, inheritance, tax appeal, estate or any other appraisal need you may have.
Home Measurement: One of the main elements used when pricing a home is square footage. If the square footage is incorrect, it can have a significant effect on the value. See our Home Measurement Services page for more details.
Consulting: If you are not ready for a full appraisal or need some insight about a property from an appraiser’s perspective, then consulting may be for you. Email Steve at [email protected] for rates and information. With over two decades of experience there are many ways we can help.
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Stephen D. Ihrig II, SRA is principal of SDI Appraisal, specializing in the valuation of residential real estate. Steve has been providing appraisal and consulting services since 2003. Currently a Certified Residential Appraiser in the State of Florida, Steve was awarded the SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute.
In today’s ever-changing real estate market, utilize only the best and most qualified individuals to perform your residential appraisals. An accurate value supported by data and analysis, that reflects market trends, can hold up in any court of law, is considered a high-quality report by any lender’s underwriting system, and meets all USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) standards should be your primary objective when retaining a real estate appraiser.