Flax Appraisals is a full service appraisal company with statewide coverage in Connecticut and New Jersey as well as select counties in southeastern New York.
We believe in keeping the lines of communication open which allows for the highest degree of customer service.
We pride ourselves on keeping you informed with updates throughout the entire appraisal process from accepting the job and scheduling the inspection to completing the report and making any revisions requests in a timely manner for both you and your client.
The mortgage process is typically time sensitive and stressful for many so we have found that with excellent communication the appraisal process can be one step that does not add to the stress or delays the process.
Along with being a Licensed and Registered Appraisal Company, Flax Appraisals is also a Licensed and Registered Appraisal Management Company. This allows us to complete your appraisal even if it is outside of our own office's coverage area.
As an AMC we have a vast network of licensed, proven appraisers throughout the country who are more than qualified to complete appraisal reports. Although they may not work directly out of our office, we demand the same quality of work from someone who does and our staff of underwriters ensures that all reports completed with the Flax name are of the highest standard.
We have access to all the MLS services throughout our coverage area. This is of great importance in Fairfield County, CT especially, where in addition to the larger Countywide MLS service there are MLS services specifically for the towns of New Canaan, Darien and Greenwich; we have access to all 3 of these MLS services. Typically appraisers do not have access to the smaller MLS services and have missed relevant market data as a result. Other times appraisers will rely on real estate agents to provide comparables as they do not have access. When comparables are provided by an agent and the appraiser does not have MLS access there is no way for the appraiser to truly know if they were given the best available comparables.
We have an office staff that provides our clients with any customer service needs as well as support services to our appraisers. This allows for quicker response times as the office staff is able to relay information back and forth to our appraisers in the field. If a client has a question or a clerical item needs to be addressed in a report our office has the ability to provide this service as opposed to waiting for the appraiser to return from the field
Each of our appraisers is State Certified and has a minimum of ten years of experience in this difficult field. The majority of our appraisal staff is approved to perform FHA appraisals.
We guarantee effective and knowledgeable valuation for you and your home. Our reputation and history of accuracy with our clients and their real estate needs speaks for itself. There's no substitution for the best.
The complex, important, and often difficult appraisals attract the best and brightest appraisers from within the region. And we've been lucky enough to hire and collaborate with the best of the best in real estate valuation.
Whether you're the owner of a starter home or a mansion, a condo or a penthouse, you can rest assured that we’re going to help you find the true value of your home. We’re committed to providing you with top notch appraisal support and knowledge. We approach every home with a focus on accuracy, precision, and truthfulness.