A quick online search will bring up a plethora of websites telling you all the ins and outs of doing your own home value, and that’s appealing to many people because they think they’ll save some money. But is this really a good idea?
If you’re just wanting a general estimate out of curiosity or to get an idea of your homes worth, then this may be the way to go. But if you’re doing it for a more specific reason, securing the services of an experienced certified real estate appraiser is a must.
Why You Should Hire A Certified Appraiser
- You’ll get a more accurate valuation of your home. A certified appraiser has to complete many hours of training and education to meet state requirements for certification. They’ll know all the factors involved in a true valuation and are more likely to be experienced and know your local area well.
- You’ll get better negotiation abilities when you are selling your home or making an offer. Lending institutions consider a reputable professional appraiser to be a qualified and an unbiased third-party. Many will require a certified home appraiser be used to be considered for a loan.
- When you’re preparing for retirement, writing your will, going through a divorce, selling your home, and other major life changes you’ll need a certified appraisal for accurate estimates and to meet legal requirements.
Doing your own home value research is fine for casual purposes, but when it really counts you should always retain the services of a certified real estate appraiser.
If you have questions about getting an appraisal on your Northshore home contact Joseph Mier & Associates Appraisers and we’ll be happy to give you answers.