We Are Both Colleagues And Family

Who we are

Our Story

Our company was founded in 2013 by two lifelong friends and real estate appraisers, Julius T. Frankeny and Steven Weber. Our founders started small, operating out of their own homes, with a shared vision and passion for bringing their real estate valuation skillset to homeowners and homebuyers throughout the Greater Houston market areas.

“We started Aegis because we wanted to be contributing members in our community. I felt our expertise as real estate appraisers gave us a way to do precisely that – by creating Aegis, we built a company founded on the principle of helping people make sound decisions when it comes to their homes.”

 

– Julius T. Frankeny

Time went on, and our reputation of providing quality valuation services spread like wildfire. Since then, our staff has expanded to include a team of real estate appraisers across southeast Texas, enabling us to provide excellent and dependable service to well over 500 loyal clients.

At Aegis Appraisals, we are both colleagues and family. As native Texans, we value our clients as we would our own neighbors. As a family business, we treat our clients with the same integrity, respect, and dignity as we would our own family.

What we stand for

Our Mission

Above all else, our goal is to help members of our community make well-informed financial decisions when it comes to their largest assets, their homes. We’re on a mission to prove the indispensable value of our profession through our indisputable integrity and by exceeding all expectations in our service.

Integrity as a real estate appraiser means following your principles and remaining truthful and factual no matter what the situation is. Real estate appraisers must remain unbiased and function with the highest ethical standards, operating with honesty and transparency in everything they do. We don’t simply talk about about integrity, we strive to prove our ethics and principles through every interaction we have and every appraisal we complete.

How we modernize

Our Technology

We use the latest technology available today to complete appraisals, enhancing the quality and accuracy of our reports. Keeping up with new technology allows us to provide more comprehensive reports, quicker turnaround times, and of course, the very best in customer service.

We work hard to provide fast and efficient quality service for our clients. As part of that commitment, we’ve embraced mobile technology, laser measuring technology, LiDAR technology, and cloud technology for unbeatable efficiency and accuracy. 

The appraisal process is nothing if not a detail-oriented activity. We spend quite a bit of time obtaining both specific information about the subject property and general data about the local market and developing trends. With all of our information entered on mobile devices, we can sync to the cloud and pull the data into our software at the office, giving us more time to focus on evaluating and less on data entry. Cloud technology helps to make our appraisals more accurate, too. It provides us constant access to our data through our devices, and our mobile appraising apps ensure we don’t miss a single step.

Years of Experience

Appraisals Performed

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Meet Our Team

Your Local Real Estate Appraisal Experts

Family owned and operated, we treatall of our clients as we would our own kin - with the utmost

Years of Experience

Appraisals Performed

HAPPY CLIENTS

Offering more than just home valuations

Our Services

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Mortgage Lending Appraisals

Our real estate appraisers can help with a variety of mortgage lending real estate valuation needs, from new mortgages to refinancing existing loans and even removing PMI. Ask your Lender if you can order an independent appraisal for your loan.

Pre-Listing Valuations

Looking for help with setting the right list price? Our appraisers specialize in complex real estate appraisal methodology for unique and hard-to-value homes. Eliminate surprises and approach your next closing with confidence by ordering a professional, independent appraisal.

Property Tax Appeals

Do you suspect the tax district has overvalued your home? Let our real estate appraisers help save you money by performing a professional appraisal to determine your home’s true value. An indepedent appraisal is the best tool you can bring to your tax hearing to help lower your property taxes.

Divorce Appraisals

Our appraisers are highly experienced in providing professional, unbiased opinions of market value for marital asset distribution in divorce proceedings. Divorce appraisals are performed at the request of the judge or lawyer, for one or both involved parties.

Estate Settlements

Estate settlement or probate appraisals are often needed by the executor of the estate to establish a professional opinion of market value as of the date of death. We approach all retrospective probate appraisals with sensitivity and care during your time of bereavement.

Vacant Land Appraisals

Any real property appraisal performed is essentially a valuation of the land; Any homes or structures built upon it are considered improvements to the land value. We can appraise vacant lots with no structures built upon them, whether it be a small residential lot or a large acreage tract.

Cash Purchase Appraisals

Purchasing real estate is a significant financial investment. Cash buyers can opt to have an independent appraisal completed for peace of mind and confidence. Ensure you’re not overpaying by receiving a professional, unbiased opinion of market value from a professional real estate appraiser.

Before/After Natural Disasters

Our appraisers can help estimate damages to your property’s value after a natural disaster, such as a flood or hurricane, strikes. A before/after appraisal determines your home’s market value both before and after the event occured to calculate the difference.

Immigration Asset Valuations

If you are an immigrant and a homeowner applying for American citizenship, or are sponsoring a family member doing so, we can help by performing the independent appraisal needed to show proof your property’s value for your Affadavit of Support.

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IRS Qualified Appraisals

The IRS has specific requirements and standards for appraisals. IRS Qualified Appraisals are most often ordered to determine the value of a charitable real estate donation. We have the qualifications, knowledge, and experience needed to perform IRS qualified real estate appraisal reports.

Insurance Claims

Professional real estate appraisals are often called for by insurance companies for a multitude of reasons, including determining your home’s insured value (cost of repair or replacement) or determining damages after a natural disaster.

Investor Consultations

Which remodeling projects can add the most value to your real estate investment? This is a common question, and there is not always a clear cut answer. Consult with one of our real estate appraisers who can evalute the current market and advise on which improvements are most worthwhile.

Measuring Services

Our real estate appraisers can help confirm the exact GLA (gross living area) of your property by taking laser measurements with meticulous accuracy per ANSI standards. Confirmation is often needed after you’ve completed an addition to your home or are getting ready to sell.

Floor Plan Production

We produce 2D floorplans utilizing LiDar technology, scanning and rendering every detail of your property. According to Rightmove, click rates increase by 52% when adding a floor plan to a listing. You can order one on its own, or add it onto any other service at a discounted cost.

Expert Witness Services

A real estate appraiser may be called as an expert witness in a case in which the parties are arguing over value. Our appraisers are highly experienced and can comment knowledgeably on their opinion of market value and how they determined it.

Don’t just take our word for it

Our Testimonials

Get an appraisal! From Aegis! Their appraisal helped reduce the assessed value $46K on my home. I was a 1st time protester of an appraisal district.
Ted Norris of Huntsville, TX
8/31/2020
Get an appraisal! From Aegis! Their appraisal helped reduce the assessed value $46K on my home. I was a 1st time protester of an appraisal district.
Ted Norris of Huntsville, TX
8/31/2020
-Prompt to respond to questions / comments -were able to complete appraisal in a timely manner
Diane M. of Tomball, TX
08/22/2022
-Prompt to respond to questions / comments -were able to complete appraisal in a timely manner
Diane M. of Tomball, TX
08/22/2022
Management is informative, knowledgeable, and professional. Would definitely recommend!
Ben G. of Nashville, TN
8/28/2020
Management is informative, knowledgeable, and professional. Would definitely recommend!
Ben G. of Nashville, TN
8/28/2020
Used their services to get an appraisal to successfully contest the appraisal district's inflated appraisal
Jeff H. of Conroe, TX
8/21/2022
Used their services to get an appraisal to successfully contest the appraisal district's inflated appraisal
Jeff H. of Conroe, TX
8/21/2022
Great service for a great price. Received my appraisal in less than 48 hours. Will use again.
Daniel R. of Conroe, TX
12/04/2022
Great service for a great price. Received my appraisal in less than 48 hours. Will use again.
Daniel R
Daniel R. of Conroe, TX
12/04/2022
Very courteous & professional!
Tim Benge
11/16/2021
Very courteous & professional!
Tim Benge
11/16/2021
They actually measure the inside and the outside each and every corner of the wall . you're going to get a very accurate appraisal
Racheal G. of Houston, TX
1/22/2017
They actually measure the inside and the outside each and every corner of the wall . you're going to get a very accurate appraisal
Racheal G. of Houston, TX
1/22/2017
They did a fast and efficient job
Steve C. of Kingwood, TX
8/4/2017
They did a fast and efficient job
Steve C. of Kingwood, TX
8/4/2017
Competent. Prompt. Personable. Responsive.
Phil S. of Bellaire, TX
10/16/2016
Competent. Prompt. Personable. Responsive.
Phil S. of Bellaire, TX
10/16/2016
Prompt and efficient, had quote the next day, very satisfied
Harry B. of Houston, TX
10/17/2017
Prompt and efficient, had quote the next day, very satisfied
Harry B. of Houston, TX
10/17/2017
Quick response measuring home sq feet. Accurate and good value
Anonymous of Spring, TX
5/9/2016
Quick response measuring home sq feet. Accurate and good value
Anonymous of Spring, TX
5/9/2016
Excellent customer service. They took the time to answer all my questions at the time of the appraisal. After I received my appraisal they then walked me through the appraisal ...
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Anonymous of Spring, TX
5/5/2017
Excellent customer service. They took the time to answer all my questions at the time of the appraisal. After I received my appraisal they then walked me through the appraisal explaining how they determined the value of my home and again answering any questions along the way. The cost of their services is well worth the confidence that I have going forward in the sale my home.
Anonymous of Spring, TX
5/5/2017
Incredibly professional. Knew the market and was very detailed. I have worked with many appraisers over the years but none have been as good as Aegis and Steven Weber.
Jon G. of Magnolia, TX
10/3/2021
Incredibly professional. Knew the market and was very detailed. I have worked with many appraisers over the years but none have been as good as Aegis and Steven Weber.
Jon G. of Magnolia, TX
10/3/2021
These guys are awesome. Julius has been extremely informative and most helpful in very quick timelines. They are my go to. Thank you guys for being so good at your ...
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Michael Owens
8/21/2022
These guys are awesome. Julius has been extremely informative and most helpful in very quick timelines. They are my go to. Thank you guys for being so good at your jobs!
Michael Owens
8/21/2022
Excellent service, very knowledgeable and very friendly guys 5 ⭐️
D Hermosa
2021
Excellent service, very knowledgeable and very friendly guys 5 ⭐️
D Hermosa
2021
Extremely professional, accurate, and easy to work with. They went above and beyond to help me make an educated decision as a first-time homebuyer. One of the friendliest companies I've ...
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Benjamin G of Cypress, TX
8/16/2022
Extremely professional, accurate, and easy to work with. They went above and beyond to help me make an educated decision as a first-time homebuyer. One of the friendliest companies I've come across!
extremely professional
Benjamin G of Cypress, TX
8/16/2022
I am a Real Estate Broker. The first time I worked with Aegis, they were assigned to appraise one of my listings. From speaking with him, I could tell Steven ...
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Erica H. of Houston, TX
4/10/2017
I am a Real Estate Broker. The first time I worked with Aegis, they were assigned to appraise one of my listings. From speaking with him, I could tell Steven was so thorough, that I kept his information for future needs. He is an excellent appraiser and a wealth of knowledge. If I am stuck on pricing a home, I know they will do an excellent job appraising it!
Erica H. of Houston, TX
4/10/2017
Great company
Jackie M. of Cypress, TX
09/19/2022
Great company
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Jackie M. of Cypress, TX
09/19/2022
Would definitely recommend. Steven is great and very helpful if you have any questions or concerns regarding appraisal report. Will be using again.
Jason B. of Houston, TX
5/31/2016
Would definitely recommend. Steven is great and very helpful if you have any questions or concerns regarding appraisal report. Will be using again.
Jason B. of Houston, TX
5/31/2016