When you purchase, refinance or sell a property, an appraisal is required. A professional appraisal will determine the value of the property based on its location and surroundings.

Although an appraiser is not a inspector, they will need to know the property’s general condition and any septic systems.

A fair and accurate appraisal is crucial for a successful real estate transaction. Before you hire an appraiser, make sure they are thoroughly screened. Ask questions and verify the credentials of your potential contact.

Look for an experienced Brooklyn Real Estate Appraiser who can value your property. If you have a single-family home, an appraiser who is specialized in condos may not be the best choice.

Ask real-estate agents for recommendations. Since an appraisal is often part the selling process, real estate agents are familiar with local appraisers. Ask your agent to recommend reliable appraisers.

Ask the questions that relate to your appraisal needs. A consumer appraiser can help you assess the value of your home for property tax appeals.

It is crucial to find someone who understands how your community and other environmental factors impact property values in your area.

Request multiple appraisals. You will be able to choose the most competent and capable appraiser for your home. Discuss prices, certifications and training.

Verify the license or certification of the appraiser. Search the Appraisal Subcommittee’s National Registry by name, or license number.