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Trust an established real estate appraiser based in Canoga Park, CA

Are you looking for a professional real estate appraiser to help you value your estate assets? Randy M. Sonns, Certified Residential Appraiser is a trusted professional based in Canoga Park, CA and serving Los Angeles, Orange County & Ventura County, CA area. Our team provides accurate Estate, Divorce, Commercial & Home Appraisals.

With more than three decades of industry experience, we're confident in our ability to provide detailed and thorough services. We're highly trained and stay on top of the latest industry developments to ensure you get exceptional care. You'll get services tailored to your long-term goals and needs.

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Trust an established divorce appraiser based in Canoga Park, CA

When you work with our appraisal company for divorce appraisal services, you can expect us to provide you with the necessary information needed for a satisfactory agreement. We'll sort through all of your real estate property assets, then provide you with an accurate appraisal. If you're looking for an appraiser with extensive experience in the field, your search ends with Randy.

Ask us for a free quote by calling 310-429-3569 today. We offer fast turnarounds and discounts for multiple appraisals.

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Here at Randy M. Sonns, Certified Residential Appraiser, we help clients evaluate their assets to make sure they know their worth. You'll get careful services, catered to your needs. Plus, we go above and beyond to educate our clients on the process of the appraisal. You can turn to us for:

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Estate Appraisals

Whether you're looking to sell or auction your belongings and home, our professional can determine the value of your real estate property.

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Divorce Appraisals

Randy can serve as a reliable third party during your divorce to determine the value of your shared real estate assets.

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Home appraisals

we'll take the physical characteristics of your home into account to help you sell your property for an accurate price.

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Commercial appraisals

we can connect you with a skilled local appraiser, with commercial-specific experience.

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What Our Clients Say About Us…

Alexandria Parker
Alexandria Parker
June 28, 2022.
I have worked with Randy twice and each time he delivered professional and efficient service. He is transparent about his appraisal process and provides appraisals that are honest and fair. He values the client-appraiser relationship and goes out of his way to ensure that all of his information is accurate and clearly communicated.
Dasha Waller
Dasha Waller
June 15, 2022.
Randy is one of the best! Honest, Fast, and has Reasonable Rates. Does thorough research and communicates effectively. I highly recommend him!
Grace Hwang
Grace Hwang
May 30, 2022.
Randy is an excellent appraiser. He is competent and trustworthy in the work he does. Highly recommend!!!
Lalo Garcia
Lalo Garcia
April 25, 2022.
Randy was very professional in his appraisal of my mother’s estate. He showed up on time and explained with detail what he needed to do and he provided the appraisal results in a very reasonable time period and followed up with a call to insure that I understood the results of his findings. I highly recommend him.
Julie-Ann Zerne-Young
Julie-Ann Zerne-Young
March 31, 2022.
We were looking for an appraiser that would be thorough, unbiased, honest and fair and we found all these attributes and more with Randy Sonns. He was professional, easy to work with, extremely thorough, quickly responded to any questions we had, and had his final report back to us in 2 days. We feel immensely lucky we found him and would use him again in a heartbeat! Five stars plus.
Lina Radzeviciute
Lina Radzeviciute
March 31, 2022.
I hired Randy based on excellent reviews. I live out of state and needed to arrange an appraisal remotely. The entire process went so smooth. Randy is a true professional who was a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended!
Debra U
Debra U
February 14, 2022.
I was very satisfied with Randy’s service. Very easy to work with. Definitely recommend.
December 25, 2021.
pas chinn
pas chinn
September 22, 2021.
Randy was the most professional guy that I ever had the pleasure of working with. He did two appraisals for me and I couldn't be happier. Randy Sonns was very responsive and on time at both the properties. I highly recommend him and will most definitely use him again when needed. You will not be disappointed.
Lori Penzella
Lori Penzella
September 12, 2021.
Randy is the best. I hired him to appraise my home before hiring an agent to sell it. I needed someone unbiased to determine the value based on industry standards and not a agents opinion who may inflate the price to get the listing. He was very detailed orientated and carefully researched the comps in my area with little sales activity. I will definitely call him again for other appraiser needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why might I need an Appraiser?
A person might need an appraiser for several reasons. Sometimes a person may wish to put their home up for sale but not trust the realtor or may not be ready for a realtor and may seek an independent valuation of their property. first from a licensed and/or Certified appraiser. Sometimes a person (s) may be a tenant or renter of a home, and they may wish to buy it from the owner. They may seek an appraisal of the home to get a valuation to negotiate with the homeowner and see if they can afford it. There may be a time when the owner wishes to lower his property tax assessment and may seek an appraisal of his or her property to lower his annual property tax amount. In a divorce situation, both parties may seek an appraisal performed on a property to settle their financial affairs. Or one party may wish to buy out the other person's share of the property. When the property owner passes away, sometimes an accountant or attorney may instruct the heirs of the property (sometimes the trustee) to get an appraisal done as of the date of death of that person to establish a valuation basis for the property at that time (the date of death). Banks and/or lending institutions may order an appraisal on a property to establish the valuation for a loan and/or for refinance purposes.
What will my appraisal report contain?
A typical report will contain general information regarding the neighborhood (proximity to supporting services) and current market conditions as well as specific items involving the property (i.e. lot size, gross living area, bedrooms, bathrooms, year built, and condition). It will also have a sketch of the property, showing where the rooms are located as well as other features (i.e.pool, spa,cov.patio) and structures (garages, workshop, guesthouse, etc.). The sketch is usually based on a physical measurement of the property during the appraisal inspection. The report also contains photographs of the home (both inside and out) and comparable sales used in the report. The report contains information and/or characteristics from other sales comparables ( including listing or pending sales) that are then compared to the information and characteristics of the subject property to provide an indicated value of the subject property for each comparable sale used. Sales comparables are then analyzed. Most weight is generally given to those sales comparables with similar characteristics to the subject property, such as similar size, condition, and/or amenities. After careful analysis of the sales comparables, a final valuation of the property is provided. Finally, a report should contain an appraiser certification page or pages indicating that the appraiser did, in fact, inspect the property and has no financial interest in the property. Among other things, the certification should state that the appraiser has no bias with respect to the property that is the subject of the report and no personal interest with respect to the parties involved.
Where do appraisers get the information necessary to give fair valuations?
I subscribe to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and Collateral DNA. I also, on occasion, get information from a Title Company. The MLS generally provides useful information on the details of the property. These will include items such as if the property has been remodeled or is a "fixer". Also, if it has a pool, spa, guesthouse, view, etc. It usually provides pictures of the property listed and the broker's phone number. This is the source that realtors use. Collateral DNA provides a lot of public records and information. It provides a plat map of the street where the subject property is located and comparable sales. This source will provide general information on the property such as zoning, flood map info., taxes, a legal description, the lot size, year built, bedrooms, bathrooms, gross living area, last transfer date, and sales amount of the property as well as the sales history.
Who owns the appraisal report?
Generally, the person who pays for the report owns it. This is usually the client. This could be a homeowner, heir, trustee, tenant, bank, and/or financial institution. Also, note to send a copy to another party, the appraiser must get authorization from the client and/or owner of the report.
What is PMI?
PMI or Private Mortgage Insurance is a type of insurance conventional mortgage lenders require when homebuyers put down less than 20% of the home's purchase price. You will need to pay a mortgage insurance premium---the amount to receive PMI--- though how you do so can differ by lender.PMI can increase the cost of your loan and is typically included in your total monthly payment.PMI is a type of mortgage insurance typically required for conventional loans and government-backed loans such FHA and USDA loans. In most cases, you may need to make an upfront payment at closing, then additional monthly payments and payments toward your mortgage.
What Does a Home Appraisal Cost?
Home appraisals usually cost between $300 and $450. The price depends on where the home is, how big it is, and how nice it looks. Appraisers might charge a flat fee or by the hour. It's not okay if they want to get paid a percentage of the home's value.
How will a home appraisal work for me?
A home appraisal is an official estimate of the price of your home should be. An expert will come and look at the house, the neighborhood, and other similar homes that have been sold nearby. This helps them decide what a fair price for your home is.
Most lenders will not loan someone to buy a house without an appraisal. The appraisal shows that the price of the house is good for the buyer, seller, and lender. If someone wants to refinance their house, it also shows that it is worth enough for the new loan.

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