Appraisal services for Raleigh and Wake County homeowners

See the top seven reasons why NC homeowners call on Watson Appraisal Services, Inc:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. To challenge a NC property tax assessment
  3. To reduce their mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. To review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a NC divorce, when real estate property needs to be divided
  7. Settle an estate in NC by determining the true market value of real estate in question

Own a house in or near Raleigh, NC and need help determining the value of it?
Contact Watson Appraisal Services, Inc.

We at Watson Appraisal Services, Inc understand the special needs of a consumer in need of appraisal services. While our usual clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get an extra level of customer service in the form of an explanation of the process and even special consumer-friendly reporting forms if the assignment allows for them.

For Sale By Owner/Pre-Listing Services

It's very hard to be objective about your home because you probably have an emotional attachment to it. The professional appraisers at Watson Appraisal Services, Inc will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your house will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer. It's something tangible to show your buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's value -- not just how much you think your home is worth. Potential buyers assume that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value conclusion than yours.

PMI Removal Appraisals

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A popular money saver for homeowners is to get the PMI canceled from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan amount is less than 80% of the value of your home. In most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan. At Watson Appraisal Services, Inc, we're veterans in helping people just like you remove unwanted and unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenge Tax Assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if your house not appreciating as much as other properties close to yours. This means you are going to pay higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the quicker you take care of a matter like this, the better off you'll be. An appraisal report from Watson Appraisal Services, Inc is your best weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

Your lender might just make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can this be inconvenient from a cash flow standpoint, and harmful to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. An expert appraisal from Watson Appraisal Services, Inc can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Do you need a seasoned expert to double-check your appraisal for efficiency, or do you desire a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? We can go out and check the subject and comps in question in a field review. Or, if you're in a hurry, we can provide you with a desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.

Need a retrospective review of an appraisal? We can We can assist you While typically requested by banks, you may wish to use this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.