Need an appraisal in Frederick County?

Here are the top 7 reasons why Maryland homeowners need Brady Appraisal Services.

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. To reduce their monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Verify a different appraiser's report
  6. In the case of a divorce in the State of Maryland, where real estate property needs to be divided
  7. To determine the true market value of a property to settle an estate in Frederick County or the State of Maryland
Need help deciding the value of your home in Frederick County, Maryland? Contact Brady Appraisal Services at 301-845-9876.

We at Brady Appraisal Services understand the unique needs of a consumer after appraisal services. While our typical business 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/Pre-Listing Services

It's very hard to be objective about your own home because you most likely have an emotional attachment to it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Brady Appraisal Services, will be objective. We will 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 likely buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your home will attract buyers. It gives you something concrete to show your buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your home's value, and not just how much your home is worth. Interested buyers assume that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value assessment than yours.

Challenging property tax assessments

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in an area that's declining. That only means you are 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. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting an expert appraisal from Brady Appraisal Services is your #1 weapon.

Need to remove PMI?

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A popular 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 below 80% of the value of your home. In most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI removed from your loan. Brady Appraisal Services is qualified in helping folks just like you dismiss unwanted PMI insurance.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

If your house is in or near a declining area, your lender might just make the decision 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 disadvantageous from a cash flow viewpoint, but it can be unfavorable to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Brady Appraisal Services can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Have you just received a copy of your appraisal and you'd wish to have a professional double-check it for verity or do you desire a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? In a field review we'll go out and check the subject and comparables in question. Or, if you need it in a rush, 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.

Do you need a retrospective review of an appraisal report? Brady Appraisal Services can help you with that. While typically requested by banks, you may desire to utilize this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.