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“it was a pleasure doing business with you”
“I would recommend you enthusiastically to anyone”
-Sarah Lenington, PhD
“saved me from potentially making an over-valued purchase”
“I was very pleased with the quality of your services”
“your appraisal saved us money and a future financial disaster”
“we will highly recommend you to all our friends and family”
-Gregory & Tara Cespites
“you did a very thorough appraisal of my home”
“your report was very definitive and very complete”
“the photographs, research and presentation was flawless”
“the appraiser was knowledgeable, honest and very helpful”
-Rocco & Maryellen Comitino
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Get the objective information and advice you need to make the best buying decision.
Here are some critical lessons that every home buyer should have learned from the housing market crash several years ago:
- Mortgage lenders don't necessarily care if you pay more than the home is worth. Why?...
- Because it won't be their problem if you ever default - after they give you the loan, they sell your mortgage to someone else.
- The appraiser sent out by your mortgage lender works for them, not you (even though you have to pay for the appraisal). The bank appraiser is NOT there to protect you.
Although you can't choose the appraiser the bank will use for the mortgage, you are free to hire your own appraiser before you agree on a purchase price.
Don't get stuck with an home that's worth less than you paid for it. Hire your own independent appraiser.
FACT: Your real estate agent is financially motivated to persuade you to make a purchase as quickly as possible. (Time is money and they don't get paid unless you buy.)
FACT: In most cases, YOUR real estate agent has a legal and ethical obligation to get the SELLER as much money as possible for their home.
- Our appraisal staff are all New York State Certified Real Estate Appraisers.
- We are 100% independent - we have no affiliations with any realty firms.
A professional real estate appraiser can give you the unbiased information and advice you need so you can make the right purchasing decision.
More Benefits of Getting Your Own Appraisal Before You Buy
- Protect yourself from buying an home that could be years away from being worth what you paid for it.
- Peace of mind knowing you're paying a fair price for your new home.
- An official appraisal report can be a powerful tool for negotiating with a seller.
Want to talk with an appraiser?
- Get answers to your questions.
- Get a quick, no-hassle price quote.
- We'd love to hear from you.
Give us a call: (516) 342-3729
“…it was a pleasure doing business with you…”
Just a note to thank you for providing me with excellent service regarding my real estate appraisal. Your company not only provided me with a professional appraisal, but it also did so in a manner that fulfilled all my requests and expectations willingly. As a result of your genuine efforts, it was a pleasure doing business with you, and I would recommend your services enthusiastically.Bob Taormina
“…I would recommend you enthusiastically to anyone…”
Recently you appraised a condo that my husband and I were interested in buying. Given the crazy real-estate market, we knew we could not trust the appraisal that would be provided by a lender, so we wanted a truly independent appraisal. As neither of us had a clue how to go about finding and appraiser in NYC, we simply turned to the Internet. Picking someone from the web always seems to be a chancy proposition. However, in this case our choice was excellent. In every way you impressed me with your professionalism and knowledge. You returned my initial call promptly. You arrived on time. You did a very through job at in inspecting the condo. At the end, my daughter did her best to get you to give a "ballpark" estimate on the spot, but I was very pleased to see that you insisted that you could not provide a meaningful estimate until you had all the information in hand. We received the appraisal report 3 days after the appraisal and it was extremely detailed. And all this for a very reasonable price. I would recommend you enthusiastically to anyone I know who needed an appraisal in NYC.Sarah Lenington, PhD
“…saved me from potentially making an over-valued purchase…”
Thank you for the very thorough appraisal you recently conducted for me. It saved me from potentially making an over-valued purchase.David S.
“…your report was very definitive and very complete…”
Thank you so much for sending the appraisal. You did an excellent job and I was very impressed with the details and thoroughness of your report. Your report was very definitive and very complete. While we are aware that the appraisal is not a final determination of the sale price of the house, your objective evaluation gave us a realistic view of the true value of the property. Thank you!Janet Daley
“…I was very pleased with the quality of your services…”
I was very pleased with the reliability, efficiency, and professional quality of your services. If I hear of anyone who needs the service you provided to me, I would certainly highly recommend a call to your office.Susan Penzer
“…the photographs, research and presentation was flawless…”
We appreciate all you have done to help lower our taxes. We were very impressed with your professionalism and thoroughness. The photographs, research and presentation was flawless. We will and have recommended Appraisal Source for any and all appraisal needs.Mari Catalanello
“…we will highly recommend you to all our friends and family…”
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all your help and professionalism. We will highly recommend you to all our friends and family whom might need such excellent services from Appraisal Source. EXCELLENT SERVICE!!!:):):)Gregory & Tara Cespites
“…your appraisal saved us money and a future financial disaster…”
The service was really valuable and I would recommend it to my friends and family. Your appraisal saved us money and a future financial disaster. Thank you.Dulce Tamares
“…you did a very thorough appraisal of my home…”
I was very pleased with your appraisal services. You acted in a professional manner and did a very thorough appraisal of my home. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to any of my neighbors or friends.Bob Toolan
“…knowledgeable, honest and very helpful…”
Our experience with Appraisal Source was excellent. Starting with the initial phone call, the appraiser was knowledgeable, honest and very helpful. The appraisal was thorough, professional and the finished documents were exactly what was required. Our appraiser was very reliable, answered all our questions and helped us understand all aspects of the appraisal process. We have recommended Appraisal Source to several of our friends and all have been extremely satisfied.Rocco & Maryellen Comitino