Valuation Services - Albuquerque, NM

Here at Stiles Valuation, we service all of the greater Albuquerque Metroplex area, whether it be the general Albuquerque area or Rio Rancho, Placitas, East Mountains; or Los Lunas and Belen; Stiles Valuation Services will complete your appraisal in a timely, professional manner. Remember, not all appraisals are created equally!

Our Services Include:
  • Litigation Appraisal
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Residential Mortgage Appraisal
  • Estate Appraisals
  • Tax Assessment
  • Divorce Appraisals
Residential Mortgage Appraisal
A Uniform Residential Appraisal Report or URAR is one of the most common forms used in residential real estate appraisal which was created to allow for standard reporting and analysis of single family dwellings or single family dwellings with an "accessory unit". It is also suitable for a building in a planned unit development (PUD) but is not ... Read more
The most current incarnation of the URAR is the "Fannie Mae Form 1004" updated for March 2005. It is considered a full appraisal with all three approaches to value, cost approach, sales comparison approach, and income approach. As of October of 2011 FNMA & Freddie Mac have implemented a Uniform ... Read more
  • The report requires an interior and exterior inspection of the subject property.
  • A street map that shows the location of the subject property and of all comparable properties that the appraiser used.
  • An exterior building sketch of the improvements that indicates the dimensions.
  • Clear, descriptive photographs of the subject property and comparable sales used.
Expert Witness Testimony

Stiles Valuation Services provides impact valuation for construction defects, violent death, divorce, estate valuation, retrospective valuations and partial interest valuation. Robert Stiles, SRA brings years of experience and is a qualified expert in Federal, State and Local Court as well as litigation support.
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. Clients who have used our expert testimony services include government agencies, tax entities, financial institutions, legal and accounting firms and many other businesses. 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. But 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.
Some examples of issues we have experience with include:
  • Valuation of "stigmatized" property
  • Valuation as of a date in the past
  • Effect on value of properties with history of flood
  • Estate settlement
  • Effect on value caused by insect infestation
  • 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.
Divorce Appraisals
Divorce appraisals are often highly contentious. A divorce appraisal assesses the value and ownership rights surrounding marital property. Quite often, real property values represent the most valuable assets a couple owns jointly. State courts need to equitably divide the real property. Divorcing couples may come to agreement about the division of property without an appraisal. A court, however, may require an appraisal, and each spouse should consider using an independent appraiser to protect rights in the proceedings
Estate Appraisals
Settling an estate and filing an estate tax return usually requires an appraiser to establish an opinion of value for the residence involved. Often, the date of death (effective date of the appraisal) differs from the date of the inspection. Stiles Valuation is familiar with the procedures and requirements necessary to perform a retrospective forensic real estate appraisal with an effective date and a Value opinion matching the date of death.
Relocation Appraisals
A relocation transaction may best be viewed in the same light that you would view a stop loss order for a stock transaction. The relocation company is underwriting the risk of the sale of your home and offering you a stop loss on the homes sale price which is established by the REO appraisal. The relocation company wants to know how much they can sell the home for within a limited marketing period (usually 90 - 120 days). If the homeowner has the opinion that the home is worth more, then they are free to list the home at a higher price. A regular appraisal answers the question "what is my house worth now-today". A relocation appraisal answers the question "what is the probable selling price of my house within the forecasted marketing period- usually 90-120 days."
We are happy to answer your questions. Contact our office today for more information!