Drive-By Appraisal: Exterior Only Inspection

Drive-By Appraisals

Cleveland Home Appraisals: Exterior Only Inspections

At Cleveland Home Appraisals we offer two types of appraisals that do not require an interior inspection: Drive-By Appraisal and The Desktop Appraisal. Determining which appraisal product will be best for you, a complete home appraisal report, a drive-by appraisal or a desktop appraisal will depend on the purpose of the home appraisal.

Home appraisals for mortgage lenders, also known as the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report, is a complete visual inspection of the interior and exterior areas of the subject property and a requirement for the lender. However, in the case of using an appraisal for a tax appeal,  a divorce valuation, bankruptcy valuation or for valuation of property in probate or estate settlement, many times a drive-by or desktop appraisal would be sufficient.

What Is a Drive-By Appraisal?

Each home appraisal requires extensive research to find the best comparable properties that have recently sold and make adjustments to arrive at the appraised market value. In a drive-by appraisal, all this research is conducted and the appraiser drives by the home to perform a visual exterior inspection, gathering exterior photos and notes about the property's condition - usually from the street.  A benefit of the Drive-By Appraisal product is that without the need to take interior photos these appraisals can be scheduled without inconveniencing the customer and usually turned around in less than 3 business days.

To order a drive-by appraisal from Fast Appraisals can call our home appraisal team at 216-932-4663 or fill out the appraisal order form below.  Give as much information as you can, and we'll get back in touch with you to process the appraisal order.

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