Attention homeowners in Oakland and Alameda County: Get an Appraisal today!

See the top reasons CA homeowners use Bryant REA:

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

Own a home in or near Oakland, CA and need help deciding the value of it?
Contact Bryant REA.

We at Bryant REA understand the individual needs of a homeowner seeking 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.

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

It's very hard to be objective about your home because you most likely have an emotional attachment to it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Bryant REA, will be objective. We'll 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 an attainable buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your property will attract interested buyers. The appraisal is something concrete to show the buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's value -- not just you saying how much your home is worth. Interested buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be far more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value report than yours.

Appraisals to cancel PMI

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) eliminated from your mortgage loan is a popular way to cut costs for homeowners. Once your mortgage loan is less than 80% of the value of your home, in most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We are qualified in helping homeowners just like you delete unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenging a property tax assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in a region that is going down or is not appreciating as much as other homes close to yours. This means you are probably paying higher taxes than you should be paying. The earlier you take care of things like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. When challenging your property tax assessment, getting an appraisal report from Bryant REA is your chief weapon.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

Your lender just might decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is close to a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can this be disadvantageous from a cash flow standpoint, and damaging to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Bryant REA can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Do you need a seasoned professional to double-check your appraisal for efficiency, or do you desire a second opinion without the cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? An appraiser from Bryant REA can go out and check the subject and comparables in question in a field review. Or, if you're in a rush, we can provide desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.

We can also provide you with a a retrospective review of any appraisal report you may have had in the past. Even though this is typically requested by banks, you may desire to take advantage of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.