Appraisal services for Brattleboro and Windham County homeowners

Check out the top 7 reasons Vermont homeowners call on Arnold Appraisal Service:

  1. Find the right listing price (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. To cut a mortgage payments by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Verify another appraiser's report
  6. If property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To determine the true market value of real estate to settle an estate
Own a house in or near Brattleboro, Vermont and need help determining the value of it? Contact Arnold Appraisal Service.

At Arnold Appraisal Service, we understand the special needs of a customer after appraisal services. While our typical business clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get an extra level of 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 Arnold Appraisal Service will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your home will attract interested buyers, a professional appraisal is very valuable as a negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer. It gives you something tangible to show the buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your home's value, and not just you saying how much your home is worth. Potential buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be far more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value judgement than yours.

Challenge a property tax assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if your house is not appreciating as much as other houses close by. 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 sooner you take care of things like this, the better. Getting an appraisal report from Arnold Appraisal Service is your chief weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Need to cancel PMI?

A fashionable money saver for homeowners is to get the PMI eliminated 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 amount is down below 80% of the value of your home. In most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan. We are experienced in helping folks just like you get rid of unnecessary PMI insurance.

HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender might make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is in a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be disadvantageous from a cash flow viewpoint, but it can be detrimental to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Arnold Appraisal Service can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Have you just been given a copy of your appraisal and you would like to have a seasoned expert double-check it for accuracy or do you need a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? We can go out and check the subject and comps in question in a field review. If you need it in a rush, we'll 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? We can help with that too. Even though most review work is commissioned by lenders for quality control, homeowners that have reason to believe a prior appraisal wasn't above board are prudent to get a second opinion.