Omaha’s Trusted Real Estate Professionals
Experts in Our Field.
As a full-service real estate appraisal and consulting firm we provide valuations, market and feasibility studies, highest and best use analysis, and consultations for developers, institutions, government, and private clients. Our team of licensed appraisers has the comprehensive training and qualifications to generate the level of credible home value opinions that banks and major lending institutions need for mortgages. With years of experience that only comes with time, we’re more than ready to tackle a variety of real estate problems.
Our team of licensed and certified appraisers have the comprehensive training and qualifications to generate highly credible home value opinions. With our years of experience, we’re more than ready to tackle a variety of property types. We have expertise in appraising high value properties as well as unique properties such as log homes, geodesic dome homes, earth shelter homes, barn houses, manufactured homes and modular homes. During 2021 we completed over 2,500 appraisal assignments. We are the experts.
An appraisal review can provide an opinion of the overall quality of another’s appraisal and if it is credible for the intended user’s intended use. A review can evaluate compliance with relevant USPAP requirements, client requirements, and/or applicable regulations. A review appraiser can also provide an opinion of the property’s value.
Unfortunately, divorce happens. And when it does, one of the most contested issues is often disposition of the marital home. In addition to your emotional investment in the property, you and your spouse have probably spent years paying for it. You must make a choice between selling it or deciding that one of you will keep it.
Whether you or your spouse reach a marital settlement agreement, or if a judge decides property division at trial, you must know what your assets are legitimately worth. Your home’s equity – its value over and above any mortgage liens – must be divided between you. When one spouse keeps the house, the other must typically buy put the other’s share of the equity or relinquish other marital assets equal in value to the other spouse’s share. An appraisal can save you thousands of dollars if the value you are using for the real estate is inaccurate.
One of the professional appraisers at Realcorp can correctly value your home and help avoid potential arguments about what your house is really worth.
Each year many homes are reviewed by their county assessor and their value may change. Many of these homes are over-assessed. An increase in value usually results in higher property taxes. A professional Realcorp appraiser is uniquely qualified to help establish your home’s true market value and determine if you’re paying too much in property taxes.
Most counties offer an opportunity to appeal or protest the new assessment. The best way to do this is by presenting an appraisal by a state certified appraiser. The County’s referee needs a credible reason to allow a reduction in the assessment. An appraisal from a professional Realcorp appraiser provides that support.
Whether establishing a new capital gains basis as of the date of death or when distributing the estate assets among the beneficiaries, we can provide a professional and accurate appraisal. And when a property is put into or taken out of a trust, or the trust is changed, appraisals are needed.
We can also help with a variety of tax related issues like property donations, IRS tax values and liquidation valuation.
An appraisal is valuable to homeowners who are looking to sell their home on their own. Without an accurate value opinion, their house could sit on the market for months if the asking price is too high, or worse yet, sell quickly because the asking price is too low. A Realcorp appraiser gives potential buyers a peace of mind knowing what they can expect a lender to loan on the property.
Acting as an appraisal consultant: Besides appraisal and appraisal review, there are other valuation services we provide that are part of our appraisal services when acting as an appraiser:
- Consulting (when acting as an appraiser)
- Researching market data
- Teaching an appraisal seminar or workshop
- Analyzing specific elements of value
- Mechanical computation
- Ad valorem tax consulting (when acting as an appraiser)
- Providing raw sales data
- Litigation support (when acting as an appraiser)
Acting as a real property consultant: Maybe you feel like you don’t need an “appraisal” but you’d still like some help with real estate valuation services that are not an appraisal:
- Consulting (when acting as an advocate)
- Brokerage assistance
- Ad valorem tax consulting (when acting as an advocate)
- Litigation support (when acting as an advocate)
NOTE: The functions of appraisal consultant and real property consultant are mutually exclusive.
Realcorp has conducted seminars and workshops on real estate appraisal to Realtors, mortgage companies, credit unions, loan officers and appraisers. In addition to providing these educational opportunities, John Bredemeyer and Roger Morrissey have both served as adjunct professors of real estate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.