Need an appraisal in Apopka or Orange County?

The top 7 reasons Florida homeowners use Ellis Appraisal Services, Inc.:

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. To reduce a monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. Settle an estate in Florida by determining the true market value of real estate
Need help determining the value of your home in or near Apopka, Florida? Contact Ellis Appraisal Services, Inc..

We at Ellis Appraisal Services, Inc. understand the unique needs of a consumer in need of appraisal services. While our typical business clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get an extra level of 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 (FSBO)

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own house, it's often very hard to be objective about 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 valuable negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your home will attract many interested buyers. It's something tangible to show your 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. Potential buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value opinion than yours.

Challenge a property tax assessment

Let's say you live in a local area that is going down -- your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. That only means you are most likely paying more taxes than you should. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the quicker you take care of a matter like this, the better. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting a professional appraisal from Ellis Appraisal Services, Inc. is your chief weapon.

Need to cancel PMI?

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A popular way to save money for homeowners is to get the PMI canceled from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan amount is down below 80% of the value of your home, in most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We're qualified in helping consumers just like you remove unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.

HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender might make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be bad for your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also annoying from a cash flow point of view. Ellis Appraisal Services, Inc. can provide you with efficient appraisal that will help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Also Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you like a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you desire a seasoned expert to double-check your appraisal for preciseness? An appraiser from Ellis Appraisal Services, Inc. can go out and check the subject and comps in a field review. Or, if you need it 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 retrospective review of any appraisal report you may have in your possession. While typically requested by banks, you may need to use this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.