About Us

We are appraisers in Wake County & the Raleigh-Durham, NC area. Our primary appraisal service is residential in nature, and includes Wake and Durham Counties. We also appraise portions of Chatham, Orange, Johnston, Harnett, Johnston, and Lee Counties (typically $50 travel fee added to standard fees for assignments performed outside of Wake County).

Our valuation services include: Employee Relocation appraisals, PMI appraisal (for private mortgage insurance removal analysis), separation-divorce appraisals, estate and/or probate appraisals, REO/foreclosure appraisals, purchases of land or investment property appraisals,accounting appraisals, and property tax appeal appraisal purposes. We are approved with most major lenders and HUD/FHA-approved. In addition to real estate appraisal, we also provide valuation-related consulting services and appraisal reviews.

Doug Watson (owner) has been valuing properties in the Wake County area for over 16 years. Our clients include: homeowners, mortgage companies, realtors, attorneys, banks, asset management companies, relocation organizations, Fannie Mae & other federal organizations, local colleges, accounting departments, and credit unions.

*** Doug holds the unique distinction of #6 ranked Relocation Appraiser in the United States by Fidelity Valuation in 2005! He was the only appraiser in the state of North Carolina to receive this award. Ranking was determined based on the combined criteria of appraisal accuracy and outstanding service.

We are members of the following professional organizations:

  • Raleigh-Wake Board of Realtors
  • Sanford Area Board of Realtors
  • Triangle & Sanford area Multiple Listing Services
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Employee Relocation Council (ERC)

We utilize Ala Mode - Total Appraisal software to perform our appraisals. We can deliver your appraisal directly via EDI (pdf format) to your email address.

Doug Watson is the President of Advantage Appraisals, Inc.. He is a 1986 graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management. His appraisal career started in 1990 as an independent tax appraiser, working with the Wake County Assessor's Office. He received exposure to both residential and commercial property valuation principles while in this position. After several years of working for two prominent appraisal firms in the area, Doug started his own company in 1998. Appraisal service is based in Wake County, in the town of Apex, NC.

Doug is committed to the appraisal industry. He has worked to build one of the best appraisal companies in the NC Triangle area. He is a NC State-Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser and he is also HUD/FHA-approved.

Contact us when you need appraisals for: Purchase mortgage, refinance, tax appeal, analysis for PMI (private mortgage insurance) removal, pre-listing (to establish listing price for a sale), FSBO (for-sale-by-owner), employee relocation, home equity, REO/foreclosure, home improvement, divorce, insurance, trust, probate, accounting, or estate purposes.

Do you have an appraisal question? If you need an appraisal in Wake County (or one of the counties noted above) give us a call!

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