Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of Kernersville and Forsyth County

The top seven reasons NC homeowners use Benchmark Appraising, LLC:

  1. Find the right listing price (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge Forsyth county's assessment of your propertyworth
  3. Remove PMI to reduce a monthly mortgage payment
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. Verify a different appraiser's report
  6. If real estate property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To settle an estate in NC by determining the true market value of real estate in question

Need help deciding the price of your home in or near Kernersville, NC?
Contact Benchmark Appraising, LLC.

At Benchmark Appraising, LLC, we understand the unique needs of a consumer in need of appraisal services. While our usual business clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get extra 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

Since you have an emotional attachment to your house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Our professional appraisers at Benchmark Appraising, LLC are objective. We won't just tell you what you want to hear, we will tell you what you need to know. A professional appraisal is very valuable as a negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your property will attract many interested buyers. It's something tangible to show the buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's price -- not just you saying how much you think your house is worth. Potential buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be far more likely to give credibility to a qualified appraiser's value conclusion than yours.

Appraisals to cancel PMI

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) removed from your mortgage loan is a popular way to cut costs for homeowners. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is below 80% of the value of your home. In most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan. We're seasoned in helping people just like you remove unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenging property tax assessments

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in an area that's declining. 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 quicker you take care of things like this, the better off you'll be. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting a professional appraisal from Benchmark Appraising, LLC is your #1 weapon.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

If your home is in a declining area, your lender might choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - 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 disadvantageous from a cash flow angle. Benchmark Appraising, LLC can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with an expert appraisal.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Would you wish a second opinion without the cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you need a veteran appraiser to double-check your appraisal for precision? We can go out and check the subject and comparables in question in a field review. If you need it in a rush, we'll provide 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? Benchmark Appraising, LLC can help you with that. Even though this is typically requested by banks, you may wish to take advantage of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.