Expert Witness Testimony
We offer a full range of Real Estate Appraisal services, with experience in many types of property. We are also experienced in litigation support and expert witness services. Every valuation report we provide is tailored made specifically for the purpose of the assignment. Obviously, a report designed to meet the expectations of the Court should be superior in detail and analysis and will stand up to any scrutiny. In many cases, our independent, supportable analysis has allowed clients to settle cases without going to court.
An appraiser must remain unbiased in performing an appraisal of a property and cannot be an advocate of the client. However, we 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. A formal appraisal review can also be undertaken and can be an invaluable tool to aid in successful legal outcomes.
For further information on Expert Witness testimony, or to request that Benchmark Real Estate Appraisals stand as an Expert Witness in your case, please contact us!
Some examples of issues we have experience with include:
- Valuation of "stigmatized" property
- Subdivision of Land
- Foreclosure, Court ordered sales, Power of Sale
- Valuation as of a date in the past (retrospective)
- Effect on value of properties with history of flood
- Estate settlement
- Effect on value caused by mould contamination
- Valuation for divorce, partnership, taxation issues etc.
With our experience and proven track record we are ready to take on any type of appraisal assignment and our appraisal values stand up under the most severe scrutiny.