Why We Are Different
Long Island’s #1 Residential Appraisal Company
Titan Appraisals, Inc. is a residential real estate appraisal company well known on Long Island (Nassau, Suffolk, Queens & Brooklyn) for our outstanding knowledge, expertise and quality of service.
We value our clients. For us, quality is paramount. The translates into relationships which are solid and long lasting.
We feel this is the key to the company’s consistent repeat business. When you work with us, you’ll be amazed by our unmatched level of service and by our attention to detail with fast turnaround times.
Titan Appraisals is approved with most local, regional and national lenders.
What’s more, we are proud to say our clients number in the hundreds and consist of banks, credit unions, investors, home buyers and sellers, attorneys, Realtors, insurance companies and many others.
Our approach to non-lender work is un-paralleled. We feel it is important to take a different approach to various types of “non-lender” assignments. All of our appraisals involve two consultations (one during the initial inspection and another after the appraisal report has been completed). During the first consultation, we interview the homeowner to find out what their expectations are and explain how the appraisal process works. We talk about the house they are buying or selling (or discuss whatever the reason for the appraisal), and we point out any items of concern we see during the inspection. Once the report has been completed, we typically have the second consultation in which we go over the report together to discuss the following:
- We explain how the report is laid out and where to find the most important information.
- We go through the charts and graphs that I have added to the report and I explain the current market conditions and property value trends in their neighborhood and how that affected my value conclusion. These charts not only show an overall view of the median sales price trends, but also give an indication of the amount of housing supply on the market. I explain what an undersupply or oversupply of housing stock could mean for the value of your home.
- We go through the sales I used and I point out the differences in condition or quality of construction and which features are more desirable and why. I then show you the listings in the area that they would be competing against and what that means for your property. We also go over where these comparables are located on the map and discuss any location adjustments that were deemed necessary.
- And maybe most importantly, I ask you if you have any questions. As you already know, buying or selling a home can be a stressful proposition, and I want to make sure that the appraisal/valuation portion of the process is as stress-free and easily understood as possible.
This is the portion of the appraisal process that my clients appreciate the most. By taking that extra time to explain the report and answer all of their questions, we ensure that our clients are satisfied. We want to make sure that the appraisal/valuation portion of the process is as stress-free and easily understood as possible. We have found that this is our favorite part of the business. It really allows me us help through this process is an easily understood way. This is a much different world than the lender/refinance world where rules and regulations get in the way of who you can talk to and what you can discuss. At a time when everyone is in a hurry to move on to the next job, we believe it is important that you find someone who will take their time and make sure all of your questions have been answered.