Getting an appraisal from Watson Appraisal Services, Inc before putting your Wake County home on the market saves you time and money.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's practically impossible for them to get a handle on local real estate values.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you have invested in your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Instead, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on the true market value of your home.

Contact us for information regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

For Sale By Owner?

More and more NC homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and for top dollar, you need a qualified appraiser. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, we're human too, we understand its difficult hard to be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

In addition to helping you set a sensible selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Decrease the chances of unrevealed problems that cause sales to backslide

People are surprised when they find out the value of their home is higher than they first thought. So by taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an exaggerated opinion when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of gathering dust on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Wake County

You might have a very skillful agent but it's in your best interest to have an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Watson Appraisal Services, Inc comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a precise description of your home's features and a detailed breakdown of the most recent and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

We also provide general consulting

Have you decided against a full appraisal but are looking for information about the real estate market in your area? Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you'd still like assistance collecting local property and sales data. We offer services tailored especially for consumers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

Here's what you can expect when you order an appraisal from ....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We will provide you with personalized information for your individual appraisal need. Just let us know your situation and offer you suggestions.
  • Fast turnarounds on appraisals: Usually one week or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer many different of types of reports, and have a lot of experience at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Fast reply to follow-up questions: Our reports are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries dealing your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!