Los Angeles Real Estate Appraising Articles

Real Estate Appraising reviews in Los Angeles

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Reasonably priced and extremely professional. Penny was prompt, courteous, and friendly. We echo all of the great reviews posted here and would recommend her without hesitation.
- lylle B.
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After a couple discussions with Penny, I have a better understanding of my choices. I have not fully employed Penny at this point, but the advice she gave me went a long way. It's great to see professionals out there that aren't always thinking about their bottom line. I may still use Penny in the future for an appraisal, but wanted to let anybody who is thinking about using an appraiser, that you should give Penny a call.
Thanks!!!
- Jason W.
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This company was selected arbitratily in the refinance process, I am assuming they contract with the loan underwriters. We were charged $125 over the fee schedule that is currently listed on their website as we signed up for appraisal online. They state that their typical turn around time for appraisal is 3 days, ours took 10 days (there was a weekend in there). My mortgage broker had to call them repeatedly and ask them to produce their work and perhaps this is why it was done in what seemed like a very sloppily put together fashion. They chose very arbitraty comps. They spent less than 10 minutes on the property and barely entered inside (per my husband, I was not physically present). There had been two comparable properties (per myself, my mortgage broker AND another appraiser she consulted after it came in so low) on my block (one was next door) that had sold within 10-60 days. Instead they chose properties that had been sold over 3 months ago, one was even a fixer and they were about 1 mile from my property. They appraised my house at about 20,000 below what it appraised for two years ago, this is in a sold west LA neighborhood that has held its value after about 40,000 worth of upgrades. My mortgage broker NEVER rebuts appraisals, but she did this one, after having several other independent appraisers look at the work and essentially concur with her and myself. They would not move. They said it was due to "deferred maintenance" and would not specify which things they had seen (in their 10 minutes in my home) were deferred. This completely derailed our refi and they were unpleasant to deal with. If they could have justified their work better or stood by it in any reasonable way (discuss why they chose the comps they did, itemize what they thought was deferrred maintenance) but they basically did nothing to facilitate working with them or justify why anyone would give them money to do this in the future.
- Serena P.
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I was referred to Penny, left a message and she contacted me that same day. We discussed the need for the appraisal and agreed to move forward, scheduling a time. She appeared on time for the on-site inspection and delivered an accurate report earlier than promised. She was very friendly, communicative and professional throughout. I highly recommend her.
- Andrew G.
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came on time, performed a thorough and professional examination of our property, and produced a very professional and very detailed multi-page appraisal report within a few days of my initial contact, with three great comparable properties that were based on actual sales of homes very similar to ours. The sales occurred within a few months of the assessment date and were solid evidence that the assessed value of my property was too high. It met the requirements for a
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value appeal of assessed value for the Lake County Board of Appeals. I submitted
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's appraisal along with the other paperwork required for an appeal on time to the county. I also attended the appeals hearing in person, which I think is important to do. I got a substantial though fair and fully-warranted reduction in my property tax assessment that will more than cover
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's fee in savings in property taxes this year alone. The appeals board decision wasn't as low as
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's appraised value, but it was much closer to her valuation than to the township assessor's. Note that hiring an appraiser won't work if your property has not been over-assessed, because a licensed appraiser has to make a solid case for over-assessment, and if the comps do not establish this case, you're unlikely to
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an appeal. But if your property has in fact been over-assessed, hiring
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to boost your chances in an appeal is well worth doing.
- DAVID A.
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I needed a probate appraisal done on my mother's residence and came across
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's name. Out of the six appraisers in my area I tried contacting, he was the only one who returned my call the same day. His cost was right in my ball park (as opposed to another company who wanted $1200). We set up an appointment. I received a confirmation e-mail and he showed up on the scheduled day, right on time.
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was not only courteous and easy to talk to, he was very considerate about not disturbing my elderly mother as he worked. He e-mailed me the appraisal report within the time promised, which I was able to download and open easily. The report was thorough and included comparable sales and photos. I would gladly recommend him to others.
- IRENE G.
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From the time Penny landed on our door steps we knew we had the right person. Very professional
(she stayed very objective throughout the whole process), considerate (would
ask my parents if it was ok to open a closed door or walk into a new room. Sometime
contractor come to your home and act as if they live there, and help themselves...More /> to whatever access they want, how rude, but not Penny) AND a very classy lady (I
am now talking about how she carries herself as an individual, this may be
getting away from her abilities, BUT it just made for a much nicer, genuine, trusting
experience that is lacking in today’s current state of affairs.)
You won’t be disappointed, take it from me….ALOHA.


- nigel S.
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Penny arrived on time, perhaps a few minutes early. I was in the yard with the water turned on to the pool so I didn't hear the doorbell but luckily she was there when I walked outside. She was absolutely lovely, very professional and personal, went about her business and told me she would have the appraisal to me on a certain day. When the day arrived I received a few emails telling me it would be there and she was just working on finishing it up.
I was quite pleased with the results and especially liked the fact that she said over and over to call her if I had any questions, concerns or needed any help.
HIGHLY recommended. While I have limited experiece hiring an appraiser, this is the only one that went smoothly and definitely the only one I had any confidence in.
A million thanks to you, Penny.
- Brianna B.
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Penny was promptly responsive to phone calls as well as emails, courteous and thorough with her explanations, and quite pleasant to speak to.
- Susan M.
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although it turned out that i didnt use the
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Co, they got back to me promptly in answer to my query in Angies List. What they did do is refer me to another appraiser Penny
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, who did an excellent job for me as the
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Co. (you will see that review on here as well). all in all i would recommend them
- carol C.
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All Property Appraisers in Los Angeles, CA

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ABZ PEST CONTROL SERVICES

17546 Studebaker road
Cerritos, CA

ACCELERATED APPRAISAL SVC INC

6736 KRAFT AVE
North Hollywood, CA

ACCELERATED APPRAISAL SVC INC

14507 SYLVAN ST
Van Nuys, CA

ACCELERATED APPRAISALS

23800 SUNNYMEAD BLVD
Moreno Valley, CA

Accelerated Appraisals

3233 New York Ave
Costa Mesa, CA

ACCESS APPRAISALS

6731 EL CARMEN ST
Long Beach, CA

ACCOMAZZO APPRAISAL SVC

14685 GENESEE RD
Apple Valley, CA

ACCORD APPRAISAL

38455 VINELAND ST
Beaumont, CA

ACCREDITED REAL ESTATE

360 ARNEILL RD
Camarillo, CA

ACCRUED FINANCIAL SVC INC

2901 E PACIFIC COAST HWY
Signal Hill, CA

ACCU-PRO

1102 Las Positas Rd
Santa Barbara, CA

ACCURATE APPRAISAL ANALYSIS

4932 OHIO ST
Yorba Linda, CA

ACCURATE APPRAISAL SVC

1603 AVIATION BLVD
Redondo Beach, CA

ACCURATE APPRAISAL SVC

3410 La Sierra Ave
Riverside, CA

ACCUTECH EVALUATIONS

827 N HOLLYWOOD WAY
Burbank, CA

ACE APPRAISAL

1288 CLEVELAND WAY
Corona, CA

ACE APPRAISALS

451 W Bonita Ave Ste 14
San Dimas, CA

ACHESON APPRAISAL SVC

38405 Rock Creek Cir
Temecula, CA

ACKERMANN & TINKER APPRAISAL

3014 ANNITA DR
Glendale, CA

ACN APPRAISAL SVC

3611 KALSMAN DR
Los Angeles, CA
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