Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of Raymore and Cass County

The top 7 reasons MO homeowners order from Biggs Appraisal Services:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether they're selling the home on their own or using an agent)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. To cut your mortgage payments by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a MO divorce, when real estate property needs to be divided
  7. Settle an estate in MO by determining the true market value of real estate in question

Own a house in or near Raymore, MO and need help deciding the value of it?
Contact Biggs Appraisal Services.

At Biggs Appraisal Services, we understand the individual needs of a customer after appraisal services. Our regular business clients understand the appraisal process and the standard documents we provide. But as a general consumer,we will provide you with extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more fully understand what we do and how we document the results of our analysis.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

Since you have an emotional attachment to your home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Our professional appraisers at Biggs Appraisal Services are objective. We won't just tell you what you want to hear, we'll tell you what you need to know. A professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your home will attract many interested buyers. The appraisal is something tangible to show your buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's value -- not just how much your home is worth. Interested buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be much more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value report than yours.

Appraisals to remove PMI

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. An attractive way to save money for homeowners is getting the PMI removed 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 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. Biggs Appraisal Services is veterans in helping people just like you rid themselves of unnecessary PMI insurance.

Challenge property tax assessments

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if your house not appreciating as much as other properties close to yours. This means you are probably 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 a matter like this, the better off you'll be. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting a professional appraisal from Biggs Appraisal Services is your best weapon.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender might choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is in or near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be troublesome from a cash flow point of view, but it can be destructive to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. An appraisal from Biggs Appraisal Services can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Would you prefer a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you want a veteran appraiser to double-check your appraisal for preciseness? In a field review we will go out and check the subject and comparables. If you need it ASAP, 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.

Do you need a retrospective review of an appraisal? Biggs Appraisal Services can help with that too. While usually requested by banks, you may desire to employ this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.