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Appraisal services for Weston/Ft. Lauderdale and Broward County homeowners

The top 7 reasons why FL homeowners hire DANIEL I KANDEL:

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

Do you own a house in or near Weston/Ft. Lauderdale? Do you need help deciding the price of your real estate?
Contact DANIEL I KANDEL.

We at DANIEL I KANDEL understand the particular needs of a homeowner looking for appraisal services. While our typical business 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 own home because you most likely have an emotional attachment to it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at DANIEL I KANDEL, are objective. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your home will attract interested buyers, a professional appraisal is very crucial as a negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer. The appraisal is something concrete to show the buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your house's value -- not just how much your home is worth. Interested buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value judgement than yours.

Need to remove PMI?

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A fashionable way to cut expenses for homeowners is to get the PMI eliminated from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan is below 80% of the value of your home, in most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. At DANIEL I KANDEL, we're experienced in helping people just like you delete unwanted and unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenge property tax assessments

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in a local area that is declining. This only means you're probably paying higher taxes than you should be paying. The sooner you take care of things like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. An appraisal from DANIEL I KANDEL is your number one weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender just may choose 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. Not only can this be inconvenient from a cash flow standpoint, but it can be detrimental to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. DANIEL I KANDEL can provide you with a professional appraisal that will help you reinstate your home equity line of credit.

We Also Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Have you just accepted a copy of your appraisal and you'd prefer to have a seasoned appraiser double-check it for precision or do you need a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? 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 you with a 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 in your possession. Even though this is typically requested by banks, you may need to take advantage of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.