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Need an appraisal in Rogers or Benton County?

The top 7 reasons why Arkansas homeowners order from Lezlie R Ford:

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether they're selling the home themselves or using an agent)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. To reduce a monthly 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 divorce in the state of Arkansas, when property needs to be divided
  7. Settle an estate in Arkansas by determining the true market value of a property
Own a home in or near Rogers, Arkansas and need help determining the price of it? Contact Lezlie R Ford.

At Lezlie R Ford, we understand the unique needs of a consumer in need of appraisal services. While our typical clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get extra 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

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. A professional appraiser is objective and will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your property will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is a crucial negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer. The appraisal is something concrete to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's market value, not just how much you think your house is worth. Potential buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be more likely to give credibility to an expert appraiser's value conclusion than yours.

Challenge a property tax assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in a region that is declining or not appreciating as much as other houses nearby. This means you're going to pay 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 a matter like this, the better. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting a professional appraisal from Lezlie R Ford is your perfect weapon.

Appraisals to cancel PMI

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) eliminated from your mortgage loan is a popular money saver for homeowners. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is less than 80% of the value of your property. In most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan. We are qualified in helping consumers just like you dismiss undesirable PMI insurance.

Recently got a freeze to your HELOC?

If your home is in a declining area, your lender may decide 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 inopportune from a cash flow point of view, but it can be negative on your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. An efficient appraisal from Lezlie R Ford can help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Also Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you wish a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you want a seasoned professional to double-check your appraisal for efficiency? We can go out and check the subject and comps in a field review. Or, if you're in a rush, 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? Lezlie R Ford can help you with that. Even though most review work is requested by lenders, homeowners that have reason to believe a prior appraisal wasn't above board are prudent to get a second opinion.