Attention homeowners in Raleigh and Wake County: Need an appraisal?

Here are the top 7 reasons NC homeowners hire Watson Appraisal Services, Inc:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether they're selling the home on their own or using an agent)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. Remove PMI to lower a mortgage payments
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. To review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a NC divorce, when real estate property needs to be divided
  7. To settle an estate in Wake county or NC by determining the true market value of real estate in question

Do you own a home in or near Raleigh? Do you need help determining the value of your real estate?
Contact Watson Appraisal Services, Inc.

At Watson Appraisal Services, Inc, we understand the special needs of a consumer in need of appraisal services. While our typical clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get extra 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 house because you probably have an emotional attachment to it. A professional appraiser is objective and will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. A professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your house will attract interested buyers. It gives you something concrete to show the buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your house's price -- not just you saying how much you think your home is worth. Interested buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be much more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value judgement than yours.

Appraisals to remove PMI

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A preferred way to cut expenses for homeowners is to get the PMI eliminated 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 a lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan. We're qualified in helping folks just like you do away with unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenging a property tax assessment

If you live in a region that is declining or is not appreciating as much as other homes close to yours, your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. This means you're paying higher taxes than you should be paying. The earlier you take care of things like this, the better off you'll be, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting an appraisal from Watson Appraisal Services, Inc is your number one weapon.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

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

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Would you prefer a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you need a seasoned professional to double-check your appraisal for verity? An appraiser from Watson Appraisal Services, Inc can go out and check the subject and comps in a field review. Or, if you're in a hurry, we can provide 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 usually requested by banks, you may desire to utilize this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.