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We are a Sacramento appraisal locally-owned company that specializes exclusively in appraising residential real estate properties. As a independent fee appraiser, which means I own my own business and no part of our appraisal company is owned or managed by any other entity such as a bank or mortgage lending institution. I prepare an unbiased opinion of value and will not appraise property where I have any interest in the outcome of the appraisal. Sactown Appraisals provides residential home valuation service throughout the Sacramento county, Placer county
and Yolo county
. Home values can vary depending on the real estate market, location, and we are a local Sacramento appraisal company with experience you can trust.
- Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser.
- Approved FHA appraiser.
- Inspection appointment made within 24 hours of receiving the request.
- Competitive fees with discounts for bulk orders.
- We turn orders around quickly after inspection, usually within 48 hours.
- We will update the client on any problems seen during the inspection of the property.
- Strictly adhere to the standards in the USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice)
- We use advanced tools and technology
Home appraisals for many different types clients.
We provide Sacramento home valuations for property for Home Owners, Lenders and Mortgage Professionals, Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs), REALTORS, Accountants and Attorneys.
There are a substantial amount of real estate appraisers in Sacramento but we are one of the most versed professional providers of property valuations for the market area. If you need a Sacramento property appraiser for common financing or non-lending purposes we will prepare a report your intended use. We have years of experience in the trade and posses the expertise to shorten time, cost and production efforts.
We are up to date on the Sacramento Appraisal Institute topics and news letters for education and upcoming changes to the industry.
Types of real estate appraisals we complete.
What does a real estate appraiser do?
Real Estate appraisers are experts at home value estimates.
Anytime you need a professional opinion of the value of your home or other real property is being used to make a significant financial decision. If you're selling your home it can help you set the most appropriate value. If you're buying, it makes sure you don't overpay. If you're engaged in an estate settlement or divorce, it ensures that property is divided fairly. A home is often the single, largest financial asset anybody owns. Knowing its true value means you can the right financial decisions.
What is the value of your home?
Gathering data is one of the primary roles of an appraiser. Data can be divided into Specific and General. Specific data is gathered from the home itself. Location, condition, amenities, size and other specific data are gathered by the appraiser during an inspection.
General data is gathered from a number of sources. Sacramento real estate appraisers use Metrolist (MLS) which provides data on recently sold homes that might be used as comparables. Property tax records, assessment, assessor's maps and other public documents verify actual sales prices in the Sacramento market. Flood zone data is gathered from FEMA data outlets, such as a la mode's InterFlood product. And most importantly, the appraiser gathers general data from his or her past experience in creating appraisals for other properties in the same market.
Choosing an appraiser.
Deciding on the most appropriate appraiser for your specific property type and use. The precise, intuitive skills that consumers apply to most goods and services are the product of years of involvement of a Sacramento Real Estate company comparing the prices and quality of various assets. These know-hows are often lacking when it comes to real estate agreements, and are not equal when it comes to appraisers. The purchase or sale of residential real estate may be one of the biggest financial transactions a individual will ever make, so the reliability and competence of a territorial appraiser are especially crucial. Evidence and assurance of ability and practice should be a top priority to end users.
As a property appraiser we are specialists in appraising real estate properties. The state offers three categories of licenses for this profession. The licenses include the Trainee, State Certified Residential, and State Certified General categories. If you need an appraiser you will be looking for either a State Certified Residential or Certified General Appraiser license. The trainee status is an apprenticeship for a minimum of two years under a certified licensed appraiser. The trainee should not be advertising or running a business by law.
If the property were a typical residential property, the State Certified Residential Appraiser would be the minimum license to consider. If the property were a commercial property or a residential property with unusual attributes, a State-Certified General Appraiser would be the minimum license to consider. However, license alone is not a qualification. The consumer should interview the appraiser to qualify them to appraise the property. The following will address some areas to question the appraiser prior to the engagement.