Why You Need an Appraisal


It’s more common than you think to need a professional appraisal. Here are some of the many reasons you may require our services:

Estates – If your estate involves real property, you need to talk to us. Whether you need to pay estate taxes or are interested in selling the property, an appraisal from a reliable and experienced appraiser is critical in evaluating the property. You may even need to know the value of a property on a specific date in the past, known as a retrospective appraisal, which we will be more than happy to help with.

Property Transactions – Anytime you’re buying or selling property, it’s helpful to know exactly what the property is worth. If you’re selling a home, how do you know your broker is pricing your property at a fair value? The same goes when you’re buying. You don’t want to end up underwater in a home worth less than you paid for it!

Divorce – When you go through a divorce, the first step in deciding “Who gets the house?” is an accurate appraisal. How will you know what you’re dividing if you don’t know the value? HMS’s professional high quality and accurate appraisals will stand up in any court proceedings, even under the most sensitive of circumstances.

Tax Assessment – Your property taxes are calculated from values that may have been recorded when property values were considerably higher. So, there’s a good chance you’re paying too much in property taxes. HMS Associates will conduct an independent, professional report based on our own evaluation. If you want to win your tax appeal, present this to the town or county when filing.