Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of Gilbert and Maricopa County

Here are the top 7 reasons why AZ homeowners need Diehl Appraisal Service:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. To challenge a AZ property tax assessment
  3. To cut a monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. To review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. Determine the true market value of property in question to settle an estate in Maricopa county or AZ

Own a house in or near Gilbert, AZ and need help determining the price of it?
Contact Diehl Appraisal Service.

We at Diehl Appraisal Service understand the unique needs of a homeowner in need of appraisal services. Our business practices and reporting formats are relatively routine to our business clients like banks, lawyers, and CPAs. But as a general consumer,we will give you extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to better understand what we do and how we document our findings.

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

Since you have an emotional attachment to your home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. A professional appraiser is objective and will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer. The appraisal is something concrete to show the buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your house's value, and not just you saying how much your house is worth. Interested buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be more likely to give credibility to an accomplished appraiser's value report than yours.

PMI Removal Appraisals

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A preferred way to cut costs for homeowners is getting the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan amount is less than 80% of the value of your house. In most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI removed from your loan. We're qualified in helping consumers just like you remove undesirable PMI insurance.

Challenging property tax assessments

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in a region that's going down or not appreciating as much as other houses close by. This only means you are paying higher taxes than you should be paying. The earlier you take care of a matter like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. Getting an appraisal report from Diehl Appraisal Service is your chief weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

If your property is in a declining area, your lender may make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can this be difficult and inconvenient from a cash flow standpoint, and negative on your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. An appraisal from Diehl Appraisal Service can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Do you need an expert to double-check your appraisal for efficiency, or do you need a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Diehl Appraisal Service offers field reviews where we go out and check the subject and comparables. If you need it ASAP, we'll provide desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.

We can also provide a retrospective review of any appraisal you may have had in the past. While typically requested by banks, you may wish to use this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.