and frequently asked questions
What is William P. Wilson Company?
William P. Wilson Company is a long established appraisal firm that provides real property appraisals in Knoxville, TN and many surrounding counties. It is owned, managed, and operated by Bill Wilson.
What east Tennessee counties do you serve?
We have extensive knowledge and experience in many east Tennesse counties. We primarily serve:
In addition we also serve:
Who is Bill Wilson (William P. Wilson III)?
Bill Wilson is a Tennessee state Certified General Appraiser (CG-002) who has gained extensive experience in the real estate industry through appraising, financing, developing, and liquidation of properties since 1980.
How much does an appraisal cost?
Due to the many types of appraisals that we provide, fees will vary according to the type of appraisal (residential or commercial for example) and scope of work. For more information please visit the fee schedule page of our web site.
How long will it take to get my appraisal once I have placed an order?
Every client is equally important to us and our goal is to provide high quality appraisals in a appropriate and timely manor. Typically residential appraisals are completed within 3-5 business days from the date of inspection. However the uniqueness of each assignment demands varying amounts of research and may require more time. Turn around times may be discussed prior to accepting an assignment or, be defined in the scope of work or in an engagement letter.
How should I prepare for an appraisal?
For homeowners, a real estate appraisal is the linchpin to buying or selling their home. It allows the property transactions to occur among the buyer, seller, real estate agent and mortgage lender.
Before an Appraiser arrives, there are a few things you should know. By law, an appraiser must be state licensed to perform appraisals prepared for federally related transactions. Also by law, you are entitled to receive a copy of the completed appraisal report from your lender.
To facilitate the appraisal process, it's beneficial to have these documents ready for the appraiser:
Once your appraiser has arrived, you do not need to accompany him or her along on the entire site inspection, but you should be available to answer questions about your property and be willing to point out any home improvements.
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