Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of Oakland and Alameda County

See the top 7 reasons CA homeowners hire Bryant REA:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether they're selling the home on their own or using an agent)
  2. Challenge Alameda county's assessment of your property
  3. To lower a mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. Verify a different appraiser's report
  6. In the case of a CA divorce, when real estate needs to be divided
  7. To settle an estate in Alameda county or CA by determining the true market value of property in question

Need help determining the price of your home in or near Oakland, CA?
Contact Bryant REA.

At Bryant REA, we understand the particular needs of a customer 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.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner

It's very hard to be objective about your home because you most likely have an emotional attachment to it. A professional appraiser is objective and 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 an interested buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will attract buyers. It's something tangible to show your buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your property's value, and not just you saying how much your home is worth. Potential buyers assume that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be more likely to give credibility to a professional 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. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan amount is down below 80% of the value of your home. In most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan. We're veterans in helping folks just like you remove undesirable PMI insurance.

Challenge property tax assessments

Lets say you live in a local area that is going down -- your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. This only means you're most likely 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 off you'll be. When challenging your property tax assessment, getting an appraisal from Bryant REA is your chief weapon.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

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

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Have you just been given a copy of your appraisal and you would prefer to have a professional double-check it for efficiency or do you want a second opinion without the expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? In a field review we will go out and check the subject and comparables in question. If you need it immediately, 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? Bryant REA can help with that too. While typically requested by banks, you may desire to exploit this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.