Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of Lees Summit and Jackson County

Check out the top seven reasons why MO homeowners hire Edwards Appraisal Service LLC:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether they're selling the home on their own or using a real estate agent)
  2. To challenge a MO property tax assessment
  3. To lower your mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. Verify another appraiser's report
  6. In the case of a MO divorce, where real estate needs to be divided
  7. To determine the true market value of property in question to settle an estate in Jackson county or MO

Do you own a home in or near Lees Summit? Do you need help deciding the price of your real estate?
Contact Edwards Appraisal Service LLC.

At Edwards Appraisal Service LLC, we understand the particular needs of a customer after appraisal services. While our typical 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.

For-Sale-By-Owner (FSBO) / Pre-Listing Services

It's very hard to be objective about your house because you most likely have an emotional attachment to it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Edwards Appraisal Service LLC, are objective. We'll tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. A professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your house will attract many interested buyers. The appraisal is something concrete to show the buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's value -- 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 a qualified appraiser's value estimation than yours.

Need to cancel PMI?

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. An attractive money saver for homeowners is getting the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. 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. At Edwards Appraisal Service LLC, we're qualified in helping homeowners just like you delete unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenge a property tax assessment

Lets say your home is not appreciating as much as other properties close to yours -- your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. This means you're most likely paying higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the quicker you take care of things like this, the better. An appraisal from Edwards Appraisal Service LLC is your perfect weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

HELOC recently frozen?

If your house is in or near a declining area, your lender just may choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can this be inconvenient from a cash flow viewpoint, and destructive to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. An expert appraisal from Edwards Appraisal Service LLC can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Do you need a seasoned expert to double-check your appraisal for accuracy, or do you desire a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? We can go out and check the subject and comps in a field review. Or, if you need it ASAP, we can provide you with a desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.

We can also provide a retrospective review of any appraisal report you may have had done before. Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may wish to take advantage of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.