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Real Estate Appraisal Services For Homeowners

The top 7 reasons Georgia homeowners order from Appraisals By Michael:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (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 your monthly mortgage payment
  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 Georgia, when property needs to be divided
  7. Determine the true market value of the real estate in question to settle an estate
Do you own a house in or near Atlanta? Do you need help deciding the price of your real estate? Contact Appraisals By Michael.


At Appraisals By Michael, we understand the special needs of a customer seeking appraisal services. Our usual business clients get the appraisal process and the standard "products" we deliver to them. As our valued client, you'll receive extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to understand what we do and how we document the results of our analysis.

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

It's very hard to be objective about your house because of your emotional attachment to it. Our professional appraisers at Appraisals By Michael are objective. We won't just tell you what you want to hear, we will tell you what you need to know. A professional appraisal is very important as a negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract interested buyers. It's something tangible to show the buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your property's value, and not just how much you think your house is worth. Interested buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value opinion than yours.

Challenging a property tax assessment

Let's say you live in a region that is declining -- your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. That only means you're paying more taxes than you should. The quicker you take care of things like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. Getting a professional appraisal from Appraisals By Michael is your #1 weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

PMI Removal Appraisals

An attractive way to cut costs for homeowners is to get the PMI canceled 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 amount is below 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're experienced in helping customers just like you do away with unwanted and unneeded PMI insurance.

HELOC recently frozen?

If your home is in or near a declining area, your lender just may make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be difficult from a cash flow angle, and harmful to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. An expert appraisal from Appraisals By Michael can help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Offer Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you prefer 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 preciseness? Appraisals By Michael offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comparables. If you're in a hurry, we'll provide you with a 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? We can help with that too. While usually requested by banks, you may need to exercise this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.

Are you in need of a home appraiser in Atlanta, GA? Well, if so, you have come to the right place. Appraisals By Michael Is a certified home appraiser who specializes in home appraisals, bankruptcy appraisals, divorce appraisals, estate matters, credit union appraisals, and bail bonds appraisals. On Appraisals By Michael's free appraisal website, homeowners are able to access numerous tools such as the homeowner assistance calculator.

Appraisals By Michael specializes in appraisals to help Georgia home buyers determine price, Georgia home sellers to determine a sales price, and Georgia home tax appeal appraisals. We are also certified to provide appraisals for Georgia divorce settlements, appraisals for Georgia estate planning, appraisals for Georgia insurance claims, appraisals for Georgia title insurance claims, appraisals for Georgia foreclosure (REO), and appraisals for relocation. We also do appraisals for vacant lots, appraisals for Georgia land development, and appraisals for Georgia land. Our home appraisals are clear and concise and we are here to go over any part of the appraisal that our client is unclear about or needs more details on.

As your local appraiser in Atlanta GA, you can call on Appraisals By Michael for appraisals in Cherokee County, appraisals in Cobb County, appraisals in DeKalb County, appraisals in Forsyth County, appraisals in Fulton County, appraisals in Gwinnett County, appraisals in Henry County and appraisals in Rockdale County as your appraisal professionals in Atlanta Georgia.

At Appraisals By Michael you will find that as your local home appraiser we work hard to provide you not only appraisal services in Atlanta and the surrounding areas but information that can help you as a buyer, seller or attorney to be more knowledgeable about home appraising in and around Atlanta. At AppraisalsByMichael.com you can order a home appraisal, view our coverage area, find out tips for faster appraisal turnaround times, view updates to your appraisal order, get home appraisal tips, information on the home appraisal process and find the most up to date information in the appraisal and real estate industry.

As a trusted Georgia home appraiser with over 15 years of local home appraising experience, we will provide you with the service, details and speedy home appraisal reports many of our customers have come to expect. At AppraisalsByMichael.com you can order a home appraisal, view our coverage area, find out tips for faster appraisal turnaround times, view updates to your appraisal order and find the most up to date information in the appraisal and real estate industry.

Thank you for visiting AppraisalsByMichael.com, the more information you have; the more informed you will be regarding your home. Feel free to order online or give us a call for faster and easier ordering.

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