Before/After Appraisals 

 

Everything’s bigger in Texas.

So you’ve heard the saying – Everything’s bigger in Texas.  Our storms are bigger and our land is bigger. Your home may have been damaged in a flood or hurricane. You may have a piece of property so large you’d like to separate a portion and sell it off, give it to family, or donate it.  Or, you may have a mortgage and be looking for the Market Value of the property Before and After the split to get a Partial Release of Lien from the mortgage company.

In any of these instances, Aegis Appraisals can help. Our appraisers are highly experienced in performing before/after appraisals for a variety of uses, and do so with the utmost professionalism and accuracy.

 

Natural Disasters

You can’t stop Mother Nature. And here in Texas’s gulf coast region, we are no strangers to natural disasters. Flooding and hurricane events have been a regular occurrence for us. Hundreds of thousands of properties in the region are currently at risk of flooding due to Houston’s relatively flat topography, and that figure is only projected to increase in the coming years as storms become more common and intense:

In the event you or someone you know has had their home impacted by natural disaster, you may be able to help mitigate the loss through tax relief from your local county, FEMA, and the IRS. These tax relief programs can assist homeowners able to demonstrate the loss in property value due to the storm by hiring an experienced real estate appraiser in Before/After valuation methodologies. At Aegis Appraisals, we helped thousands of individuals navigate through their recovery process in the years after Hurricane Harvey, and our appraisers are ready should Mother Nature strike again.

Neighborhood flooding after Hurricane Harvey, 2017, Win McNamee

Performing a Before and After Market Value Appraisal is a process that starts with an analysis of the property’s Highest and Best Use. The Appraisal Institute defines highest and best use as “the reasonably probable and legal use of vacant land or an improved property that is physically possible, appropriately supported, financially feasible and that results in the highest value.”

Determining the Highest and Best Use of a property involves applying a set of tests, known as The Four Tests, that comprise the factors an appraiser must consider. Each of these four tests can potentially be a complex and detailed process, but the concept of each is relatively straightforward.

 

The Four Tests

Legally permissible – Which use cases are permissible by law, zoning, and other land use regulations?

Physically possible – Constructing buildings on the side of a mountain or in a swamp probably isn’t possible.

Financially feasible – Does the use case of the property suit the demographics and market of the area well?

Maximally productive – Does the intended use optimize the potential of the land?

These highest-and-best-use tests aren’t always straightforward to apply, particularly when the property already has improvements on it. Invest in a qualified appraiser at Aegis Appraisals to obtain the most reliable results.

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Jackie M. of Cypress, TX
09/19/2022
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Jackie M. of Cypress, TX
09/19/2022
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.
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Daniel R. of Conroe, TX
12/04/2022
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
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
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
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
Competent. Prompt. Personable. Responsive.
Phil S. of Bellaire, TX
10/16/2016
Competent. Prompt. Personable. Responsive.
Phil S. of Bellaire, TX
10/16/2016
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
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 ...
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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
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 ...
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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
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
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
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
-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
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
Very courteous & professional!
Tim Benge
11/16/2021
Very courteous & professional!
Tim Benge
11/16/2021
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 come across!
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
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
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