An appraiser must remain unbiased in performing an appraisal of a property. But Lexington Appraisals can consult with you and advise you about the relative strength of an appraisal presented by opposing parties. We can also perform additional research and analysis to support or discredit assumptions or conclusions. If hired as an appraiser, we will remain unbiased and neutral.
At Lexington Appraisals, we believe all our real estate appraisal reports meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and generally recognized industry standards, techniques, and methodologies. If, however, we are hired to appraise an interest that will eventually go to court, additional research is required to seek out empirical data and peer-review articles to further support a real estate valuation opinion. However, it should be understood that because a real estate appraisal opinion is generally regarded in the industry as an art and not a science, appraiser experience and skill level is also extremely important in expert court testimony.
Our expert witnesses may be called upon to assist in case studies. As experts in our field, we can assist lawyers in evaluating their case, help determine if a claim has merit, and give specific and knowledgeable information to the council. An expert witness may be called upon to provide written statements. With our experienced and knowledgeable staff, Lexington Appraisals is qualified to testify with supporting documents and evidence at a deposition and/or trial. It is important to help persuade the judge, jury, or arbitrators in any trial. With the use of our expert witnesses, your case will be argued with complete confidence and expertise.
At Lexington Appraisals, we have experience in expert testifying and consulting. We will be happy to discuss your specific needs.