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Need an appraisal in Lakeland or Polk County?

See the top seven reasons why FL homeowners use ASAP Appraisal Group:

  1. Find the right listing price (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. To reduce a monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. To review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To settle an estate in FL by determining the true market value of real estate in question

Own a house in or near Lakeland, FL and need help deciding the price of it?
Contact ASAP Appraisal Group.

At ASAP Appraisal Group, we understand the particular needs of a homeowner in need of appraisal services. While our usual 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.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. The professional appraisers at ASAP Appraisal Group will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. A professional appraisal is very important as a negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will attract interested buyers. The appraisal is something tangible to show the buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your house's price, and not just how much you think your home is worth. Interested buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to an accomplished appraiser's value opinion than yours.

Need to cancel PMI?

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. An attractive way to cut expenses for homeowners is to get the PMI eliminated from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is below 80% of the value of your property. In most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan. At ASAP Appraisal Group, we're seasoned in helping customers just like you get rid of unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenging a property tax assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in a local area that's going down. This only means you're probably paying higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the sooner you take care of a matter like this, the better. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting an appraisal report from ASAP Appraisal Group is your best weapon.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender might make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be be detrimental to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also inconvenient from a cash flow viewpoint. ASAP Appraisal Group can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with efficient appraisal.

We Also Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Have you just accepted a copy of your appraisal and you'd prefer to have a seasoned professional double-check it for accuracy or do you want a second opinion without the cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? ASAP Appraisal Group offers field reviews where we go out and check the subject and comparables in question. 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 report? ASAP Appraisal Group can help you with that. While usually requested by banks, you may want to exploit this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.