Appraisal services for Parkersburg and Wood County homeowners

The top reasons West Virginia homeowners use BenchMark Appraisals LLC:

  1. Find the right listing price (whether they're selling the home themselves or using a real estate agent)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. To lower a mortgage payments by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. To review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a divorce in the state of West Virginia, where real estate needs to be divided
  7. To determine the true market value of a property to settle an estate
Do you own a home in or near Parkersburg? Do you need help determining the price of your real estate? Contact BenchMark Appraisals LLC.

We at BenchMark Appraisals LLC understand the individual needs of a homeowner in need of appraisal services. Our business practices and reporting formats are relatively routine to our business clients like lenders, attorneys, and accountants. Being a consumer that probably doesn't look at appraisals every day, we'll be sure you get extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to understand what we do and how we present our findings.

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

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at BenchMark Appraisals LLC, are objective. We'll tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is very crucial as a negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer. It's something tangible to show your buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your house's value, and not just how much you think your house is worth. Interested 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 report than yours.

Challenging Wood County's assessment of your property

If you live in a region that is declining or is not appreciating as much as other homes close by, your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. This means you are most likely paying higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the faster you take care of things like this, the better off you'll be. Getting an expert appraisal from BenchMark Appraisals LLC is your perfect weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Need to remove PMI?

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A popular way to save money for homeowners is to get the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan is down below 80% of the value of your property, in most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. At BenchMark Appraisals LLC, we're experts in helping consumers just like you get rid of unwanted and unneeded PMI insurance.

HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender might just decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is in or near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be annoying from a cash flow point of view, and harmful to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. BenchMark Appraisals LLC can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with efficient appraisal.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Do you need a professional to double-check your appraisal for efficiency, or do you want a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? We can go out and check the subject and comparables in a field review. If you need it immediately, 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? We can help with that too. While usually requested by banks, you may desire to use this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.