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Why Get an Appraisal 

Buying, selling or refinancing

Every year, countless people in the Canada buy, sell or refinance their real estate. Many of these transactions require a certified independent appraisal. It is an accepted part of a real estate transaction. ''Let's bring in the expert and make sure the value is accurate.''

Property Taxes

Challenging the tax assessment may be required at times and a certified independent appraisal can carry a lot of weight when you appear before the appeals board. It provides creditable and reported support for the board to review.

Pre-sale decisions

Before you decide to sell your home, there are several decisions to be made. First and foremost: ''How much should it sell for?'' ''Would it be better to paint the entire house first?'' ''Should I put in that third bathroom?'' ''Should I complete my kitchen remodel?'' Many things have an effect on the value of your home. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal effect.

An independent appraisers can assist you in making these decisions. The appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for and the appraisal fee is not based on a percentage of the sale price. Seeking a professional appraisal can often help you make the best decisions on investing in your home.

Estate planning, liquidation or matrimonial

The loss of a loved one or a divorce can be a particularly traumatic experience. Many times these events are often complicated by difficult decisions regarding the disposition of real estate. The first step is to understand its true value of the real estate and an independent appraiser can help determine the true value.

There are many other uses for real estate appraisals. The highly-trained appraisers who provide these services are available to put their expertise to work for you.