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Why you may need an appraisal - 

There are many circumstances when the services of a professional State Certified Real Estate Appraiser might be beneficial or necessary.

Appraisal reports for Personal, Legal, & Tax Related Issues

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Contact us if you are planning on any transaction where knowing the value of your real estate is a important factor. Click here or call 516.443.3535 ~ or ~ 718.279.8618 to request a residential appraisal report, or to inquire.

Appraisals for divorce settlement. A professional appraisal may help when settling a divorce. 

A divorce can be a particularly daunting event for both parties, and often complicated. So both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their home, it's a wise decision to order an appraisal from Tri Borough Appraisals.

If the parties wish to sell the home, they will have a better idea of what listing price to set. And if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will need to be confident that they've received a fair impartial evaluation.  The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us to impartiality, and we take these ethical responsibilities seriously.

Appraisals for Estates. Accurate appraisal reports from Tri Borough Appraisals can help with Settling an Estate

Settling an estate from a death, or probate, often requires an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the real estate involved. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, guaranteeing the utmost degree of privacy.

Many Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these affairs. A residence often makes up an unequal share of the total estate value, so understanding the true market value of the real estate at hand is of significant importance. This ensures that all involved parties are confident that they've received a fair, impartial, and accurate evaluation. 

Appraisal reports to help with selling your home at Fair Market Value

Whether you decide to sell your home on your own, or use the assistance of a local real estate agent, a professional appraisal will help with making a educated decision when determining your asking price. An appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for, which may be different than the interest of other market participants. Our fees are based on the estimated degree of difficulty to perform the appraisal report, and are not related to the sales price.

We can determine the overall impact on value with improvements such as a remodeled kitchen, bathrooms, and other major components that have been upgraded. These improvements can have a significant affect on both value and marketing time in most market areas. We are experts in determining how long properties are typically on the market, which is based on market extracted data. So, seeking a professional appraisal is a reliable way to determine what improvements will add value, and what an appropriate offering price is for your home. This information can help so you don't come up short, or have your house on the market too long, costing you time and money.

Appraisals for challenging a tax assessment.

If you reside in an area where the value of property has depreciated, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. An appraisal is some of your best evidence when building your case. Success in challenging your tax assessment will be greatly increased with a well documented appraisal report.

Appraisals for Bail Bonds or Immigration Bonds  (Emergency service available)

The effects on a person from incarceration, even for a short period of time, can be traumatic. There are few situations in which an appraisal legitimately must be done very quickly. An appraisal report needed to determine collateral for a bail or immigration bond, while your loved one is in jail or some other type of custody, qualifies for our highest priority service. These services will be both confidential and discreet to assure your privacy.

Priority service for bail and immigration bonds can be offered as an immediate emergency service (often within 24 hours) for bail bonds. Please understand this is a process that typically takes a minimum of three to five business days in most market areas. At Tri Borough Appraisals, will be committed to accommodating your request for emergency service. Please expect a significant increase in the fee for this extraordinary service. There are some circumstances, beyond our control, that this type of service may not always be possible. Should that occur the assignment appointment would need to be rescheduled. 

Saturday, Sunday, early morning, and late afternoon appointments are available should it be necessary, additional fee will apply. Please note that appraisal inspection appointments will need to be conducted at a time when there is adequate day light for required property observations and photographs.

The opportunity to provide you with our priority service is most welcomed within our service area.

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