Attention homeowners in Indianapolis and Marion County: Get an Appraisal today!

Here are the top seven reasons Indiana homeowners hire Home Guide Realty Services:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. To challenge a property tax assessment in Indiana
  3. To reduce your mortgage payments by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. Review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To determine the true market value of a property to settle an estate in Marion county or Indiana
Need help determining the price of your house in or near Indianapolis, Indiana? Contact Home Guide Realty Services.


At Home Guide Realty Services, we understand the special needs of a consumer after appraisal services. While our typical clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get extra service in the form of an explanation of the process and even special consumer-friendly reporting forms if the assignment allows for them.

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

It's very hard to be objective about your own house because you probably have an emotional attachment to 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 house will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer. It's something concrete to show the buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's value -- not just you saying how much your house is worth. Interested buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be much more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value assessment than yours.


Challenge a property tax assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in a region that's going down. That means you're paying more taxes than you should. The faster you take care of things like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting an appraisal report from Home Guide Realty Services is your #1 weapon.


Appraisals to remove PMI

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) canceled from your mortgage loan is a popular way to save money for homeowners. Once your mortgage loan is below 80% of the value of your house, in most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We're qualified in helping consumers just like you get rid of unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

If your home is near a declining area, your lender just might choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be destructive to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also annoying from a cash flow angle. Home Guide Realty Services can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with a professional appraisal.


Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you like a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you need an expert to double-check your appraisal for efficiency? In a field review we'll go out and check the subject and comps in question. If you need it in a rush, we'll provide desk review and verify as many facts as we can, using online data sources as well as our own files.

Do you need a retrospective review of an appraisal report? We can help with that too. Even though most review work is commissioned by lenders for quality control, homeowners that have reason to believe a prior appraisal wasn't above board are wise to get a second opinion.