Skyline Appraisal Services LTD - Pre-purchase Appraisals

In addition to being a certified appraiser, I am a licensed real estate agent and a Realtor for over 25 years. Sellers and brokers have their own agendas and it is unfortunate that even your own real estate agent may not truly have your best interests at heart. These parties want you to buy this house and they want to get paid! It's important to protect yourself and hire Skyline Appraisal Services to take a look at your biggest investment before you start signing.

"Market value" is typically what a buyer and seller are willing to accept as the price for the property. There are too many appraisers out there who do not know how to develop property value and use the contract price as the “target price” to hit the make the deal work thereby inflating the purchase price.

In fact, most lenders utilize management companies (a third party) to order their appraisal work. Many of these management companies are choosing an appraisal firm based upon fee, rather than experience or qualifications, in order to make money. In the world of real estate appraising, the value developed is only as good as the appraiser you hire. This is not a service where you should be shopping for price.
You could save tens of thousands of dollars by hiring Skyline Appraisal Services (not a trainee or third-party appraiser) to appraise your potential property. As a realtor, I could even provide you with additional listings that your realtor may not have shown you that are a much better value.

Robert Virsinger, CSA-R – Certified Appraiser #45000017123