We specialize in residential real estate appraisals in the Hampton Roads area. With many years of experience in the business, we have a proven track record of satisfying our clients needs.
Get to know Betsy Hughes
BK Appraisal Services is a company I started from the ground up. As both of my parents were entrepreneurs, I was excited when I had the chance to start my own company. I was born and raised in a tiny little town in upstate NY. I attended Cazenovia College in Cazenovia, NY and graduated with a BSS degree from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. After working for a wonderful family owned company for nine years I was looking for something new. Being an adventurous sole, I changed every aspect of my life. In 2004, I packed up my belongings and moved to the ocean! As I look back today, it was the best move I ever made! Not only did it give me the chance to experience life outside of NY State, it gave me a chance to find my niche. I started BK Appraisal Services in September 2006 after working for another appraisal firm. Prior to working in the real estate industry I processed home equity loans for a local Credit Union. In the past 20 years I have held numerous positions in management and customer service. This experience has helped me to be professional and offer the best customer service possible. I enjoy helping people and building relationships. In this business I am able to do both. The relationships that have been made through networking and everyday life have been phenomenal. With my experience in the finance world, I understand mortgage transactions and keep abreast of the changes in the market. This allows me to understand all sides of a financial transaction, from the borrower to the lender to the appraiser. At BK Appraisal Services we offer professional and friendly customer service. Good customer service is hard to find nowadays. I pride myself on going the extra mile for my clients. It is easier to keep a client than it is to find new ones. In the appraisal industry it can be difficult to differentiate your company from the others. We concentrate on service, timeliness, and building relationships. Our investment in training and technology has helped our customers greatly reduce their workload. By offering online appraisal ordering, coupled with automatic report status updates and electronic delivery of the final product, we are able to eliminate the run around and phone tag hassles associated with this process.
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As a Cerfitied Residential Real Estate Appraiser we can appraise any type of residential real estate in the the state of Virginia. The areas we cover include; Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, York County, Williamsburg, and Smithfield. We offer: professional, friendly customer service; guaranteed 2-day turnaround from the appointment; highest-quality appraisal reports; online status reports; electronic ordering and delivery; and competitive pricing.
We are a leading provider of appraisals for: primary and secondary mortgages; mortgage refinancing; FHA loans; reverse mortgages; employee relocation; private mortgage insurance removal; estate planning; divorce settlement; pre-listing properties; foreclosure values; and real estate owned properties.