Attention homeowners: Need an appraisal?

Here are the top seven reasons why homeowners use our services:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals-Broker Price Opinions (whether they're selling the home themselves or using a real estate agent)
  2. To challenge a NC property tax assessment
  3. Remove PMI to reduce your mortgage payment
  4. Reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. To review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. If property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To settle an estate by determining the fair market value of real estate in question

Own a house in Sampson County and need help determining the price of it?
Contact Frank F. Butler, SRA a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser A382

We understand the unique needs of a consumer seeking appraisal services. Our regular business clients understand the appraisal process and the customary reporting formats. But as a consumer,you can expect extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more clearly understand what we do and how we present our findings.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

It's very hard to be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. As an objective appraiser we won't just tell you what you want to hear, we will tell you what you need to know. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is very important as a negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer. It's something concrete to show the buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's value -- not just you saying how much your house is worth. Interested buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be far more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value conclusion than yours.

Appraisals to remove PMI

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) removed from your mortgage loan is an attractive way to cut expenses for homeowners. 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. I am qualified in helping customers just like you remove unwanted and unneeded PMI insurance. Contact your bank to discuss having an appraisal done to remove your PMI insurance. 

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Do you need an experience appraiser to double-check your appraisal for accuracy, or do you want a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? In a field review I will go out and check the subject and comparable sales in question. If you're in a hurry, we'll provide desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.

We can also provide a retrospective review of any appraisal report you may have had done before. Even though this is usually requested by attorney's or accountants in settling an estate or for equitable distribution cases and bank trust departments, it is also requested by insurance companies, you may desire to utilize this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.