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General Appraising & Consulting Services, Inc. is a full service real estate appraisal firm dedicated to providing our clients professional, quality driven solutions for their valuation needs in the far Western North Carolina region.

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Residential Properties

General Appraising & Consulting Services, Inc. (GACS) offers versatile residential appraisal services in the far Western North Carolina area.  Our primary residential area includes Graham and Swain Counties as well as all of the Tribal Lands owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) located within this region.  We offer a secondary residential coverage zone including Cherokee, Clay, Macon and Jackson Counties.  Within our secondary coverage zone assignments are considered on a case by case basis.  We have the expertise to handle assignments ranging from the typical single family residence to the complex high-end resort home.  We not only offer appraisal services for traditional mortgage related needs but also focus on litigation, equitable distribution, estate planning, and other complex assignments requiring the detail necessary to provide valuation information and advice needed by today’s market participants.  We have completed appraisals destined for the secondary market and are FHA compliant while being cognizant of the many guideline requirements each has.

Our well seasoned team of appraisers have many years of knowledge and experience with a wide array of residential properties and services.  We have experience in new and proposed construction, resort lakefront and golf course homes, townhomes, condominiums, and manufactured housing.  Our services include appraisals for conventional mortgages, PMI removal, FHA mortgage appraisal, REO services, pre-foreclosure and write down purposes, and field review needs.

Given the uncertainty of today’s current turbulent real estate markets you need to feel confident that the valuation services you receive have the necessary foundational support to allow you to comfortably assess the risk associated with the assets you will have an interest in.  When utilizing our firm you can rest assured the valuation services provided will adhere to current regulatory requirements and provide a supportable basis founded solidly on market forces applicable at the time.

We recognize and are sensitive to the fact that many potential users of our services may not be privy to appraisal industry jargon and technicalities.  Therefore, we are committed and available to advise and educate clients throughout the process to make it as comfortable and least intimidating as possible.  We will also be available to answer questions and show the many appraisal options available to our clients.  Whether it’s a primary residence, a second vacation home or an investment, the purchase of residential real property is a complex financial transaction.  In the process of completing this transaction you need someone you can trust for your valuation requirements and we are that firm.  We prepare our appraisal reports with the precision and integrity our industry demands and all of our assignments are completed in strict compliance with the most recent and/or applicable Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.

We Routinely Provide Valuation Services for Custom, High End and Unique Residential Properties

Lenders and Buyers – Our Appraisals Can Provide the Valuation Information You Need to Ensure the Collateral You Are Loaning On or the Property You Are Purchasing Meets Your Expectations

Custom Homes Present Valuation Challenges in Our Rural Areas – Call on Someone You Can Trust to Address Those Challenges Competently

Even the Typical Home Can Present Challenges to the Rural Appraiser  –  We Have a Proven Track Record as to Our Ability to Meet Those Challenges Head On

Rural Appraisers Are Constantly Asked to Put the Proverbial Square Peg Into the Round Hole – Always When Seeking Real Estate Valuation Services Consider a Professional Who Has Been in The Trenches and Can Address These Issues