A home purchase is the largest, single investment most people will ever make.

Whether it’s a primary residence, a second vacation home or an investment, the purchase of real property is a complex financial transaction that requires multiple parties to complete.

Most of the people involved are very familiar. The Realtor is the most common face of the transaction. The mortgage company provides the financial capital necessary to fund the transaction. The title company ensures that all aspects of the transaction are completed and that a clear title passes from the seller to the buyer.

So who makes sure the value of the property is in line with the amount being paid? There are too many people exposed in the real estate process to let such a transaction proceed without ensuring that the value of the property is commensurate with the amount being paid.

An appraisal is an unbiased estimate of what a buyer might expect to pay – or a seller receives – for a parcel of real estate, where both buyer and seller are informed parties. To be an informed party, most people turn to a licensed, certified, professional appraiser to provide them with the most accurate estimate of the true value of their property.  Tony Harrington, Owner of The Property Shop International Realty,  is a North Carolina Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser and can assist you with your appraisal needs.  Submit your appraisal request at the top of this page to get your appraisal started!

Our Appraiser cannot perform appraisals on properties that our firm currently has under contract.  This is a conflict of interest for the firms Real Estate and Appraisal Divisions.  Appraisals may be performed for homeowners wishing to have an idea of price to list their property for but not for potential buyers of the listed home.