Our extensive Employee Relocation Council(ERC) guidelines experience promotes a timeliness in delivering the appraisal report so beneficial to the often stressful transfer procedure. We encourage and appreciate the transferee's input from a unique perspective on the home's features and attributes and welcome information about competing neighborhood properties that may not otherwise be available.
Although your county assessor is charged with conducting a "fair and equitable" assessment of each real estate parcel, the task is a daunting one. It employs a "mass appraisal" technique that may not accurately reflect your home's size or features and may overlook important market conditions, such as recent dramatic value declines, significantly effecting assessed value. An appraisal or consultation will include thorough property viewing, revised square footage calculation and property features accounting that can reduce your tax burden.
When considering improvements or alterations from a minor face-lift to a major remodel or room addition "will the effect on value justify the cost?" is the all-important question. An appraisal will help you understand the market's reaction to your plans.
Utility, street, highway and other improvement projects often require new or additional easement and or right-of-way area. The acquiring party; utility, city, state or Federal government may or may not engage an appraiser to assist in their estimate of compensation offered to the property owner. An independent appraisal can provide a reliable comparison and informative negotiation assistance.