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Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in Louisville and Jefferson County

Check out the top seven reasons Kentucky homeowners order from Hasson Appraisals:

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. Remove PMI to cut a mortgage payment
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. To review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. If property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. Determine the true market value of the property in question to settle an estate
Own a house in or near Louisville, Kentucky and need help determining the price of it? Contact Hasson Appraisals.

We at Hasson Appraisals understand the unique needs of a homeowner after appraisal services. While our typical 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

Since you have an emotional attachment to your home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Hasson Appraisals, will be objective. We 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 attainable buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your house will attract buyers. It's something concrete to show the buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your home's value, and not just how much your house is worth. Potential buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to an accomplished appraiser's value conclusion than yours.

Challenging Jefferson County's assessment of your property

Let's say your house is not appreciating as much as other homes nearby -- your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. That only means you're going to pay more taxes than you should. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the faster you take care of a matter like this, the better. An appraisal report from Hasson Appraisals is your best weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Need to cancel PMI?

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. PMI stands for "Private Mortgage Insurance". Once your mortgage loan is down below 80% of the value of your property, in most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. At Hasson Appraisals, we're veterans in helping consumers just like you remove undesirable PMI insurance.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender might decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is close to a declining area. This can be disadvantageous from a cash flow angle, and unfavorable to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. An efficient appraisal from Hasson Appraisals can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you prefer a second opinion without the cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you want a professional to double-check your appraisal for accuracy? We can go out and check the subject and comparables in question 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.

Do you need a retrospective review of an appraisal? We can help with that too. Even though most review work is commissioned by lenders for quality control, homeowners that have reason to believe a prior appraisal wasn't above board are wise to invest in a second opinion.