Divorce Appraisals

Finalizing a divorce involves many decisions, including "Who gets the house"? There are generally two options regarding the house - it can be sold and the proceeds divided, or one party can "buy out" the other.  There are also usually differing  opinions and perspectives as to what the value of the home in question may be.

In either case, one or both parties should order an appraisal of the residence. Divorce appraisals require a well supported, professional appraisal that is defensible in court. When you order an appraisal from us, you are assured that you will get the best in professional service, courtesy, and the highest quality appraisal. We also know how to handle the sensitive needs of a divorce situation.   Its not just about value, its about SERVICE !

As a party going through a divorce transition, your needs oftentimes include an appraisal to establish fair market value for the residential real estate involved. Often the divorce date differs from the date you order the appraisal. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, impartiality, and ensuring the fullest degree of discretion.  

If you need to order an appraisal for a divorce please consider the following -

  • It is helpful if both parties agree to an impartial appraiser who has significant market knowledge regarding the neighborhood.
  • Consult with your attorney to determine if you or the attorney should select the appraiser.
  • Sometimes attorney's representing each party may wish to agree on one appraiser together versus each individual party hiring their own appraiser
  • Be aware that sometimes up to three appraisals may occur to come up with an agreeable value.

Appraise it Today believes in providing an honest, unbiased valuation for divorce transactions and would be happy to discuss your personal needs.  Our services include a fee for report development and retainer/hourly feels for court/disposition services. Please contact Amy Parker at 916-769-9172 to learn how we can help your personal situation.



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