Need an appraisal in Oakland or Alameda County?

The top 7 reasons CA homeowners order from Bryant REA:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. Remove PMI to cut their mortgage payments
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. To review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. If property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To determine the true market value of property in question to settle an estate in Alameda County or the state of CA

Do you own a home in or near Oakland? Do you need help deciding the value of your real estate?
Contact Bryant REA.

At Bryant REA, we understand the unique needs of a homeowner after appraisal services. While our usual 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

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. The professional appraisers at Bryant REA 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 many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a crucial negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer. It's something tangible to show the buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's price, not just how much you think your house is worth. Potential buyers assume that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be much more likely to give credibility to an accomplished appraiser's value report than yours.

Appraisals to cancel PMI

A popular money saver for homeowners is getting 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 is down below 80% of the value of your home. In most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan. Bryant REA is seasoned in helping customers just like you abolish unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenging Alameda county's assessment of your property

Lets say you live in a local area that's declining -- 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 earlier you take care of a matter like this, the better. A professional appraisal from Bryant REA is your #1 weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

HELOC recently frozen?

If your home is near a declining area, your lender just might choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be difficult and inconvenient from a cash flow standpoint, but it can be harmful to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. An appraisal from Bryant REA can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Would you like a second opinion without the expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you want a seasoned professional to double-check your appraisal for preciseness? An appraiser from Bryant REA can go out and check the subject and comparables in a field review. Or, if you're in a hurry, we can provide 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 report? Bryant REA can help with that too. Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may need to exercise this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.