Buyer Appraisal Services

The devil is in the details..

Buyers need to "know the market" in Napa Valley. It is a complex area.  Napa Valley is sometimes better known for its flooding than for its vineyards and premium wines.  Buyers need to become educated locally to the real estate issues such as flooding, Groundwater Deficient Areas, Stream SetbackErosion ControlViewshed, the AG Preserve, the AG Watershed, the water and sewer issues plaguing various areas, boron in the water, flood areas not even located on the flood maps, to name a few areas of concern. The best way to do that is to visit many properties, talk to realty agents, read the local news papers and get to know the town and the local real estate professionals. One of the most important local professionals is Brauning Appraisals. As local experienced and competent appraisers and we will provide you with market data to assist you in making a wise purchase. We will sit down with you and discuss the market data, the comparable sales, the local issues of water and erosion control and many others. 

Maybe you feel like you don't need a full written "appraisal" but you'd still like some help gathering local property and sales data. We at Brauning Appraisals can provide low cost consultation that will guide you through the maze of market data. Our reports help you to make an informed buying decision. We are also experienced licensed real estate brokers and we have the ability to consult with you during your purchase process. 

We understand the complexities of buying real estate in Napa Valley and know what you are going through because we own our own homes and investment properties in Napa Valley too and will do our best to make it easier for you by giving you high quality, professional appraisal information that you can depend on!

Manufactured Homes: New 2003 Fannie Mae Guidelines are very specific as to their requirements for manufactured homes and the training and experience requirements of appraisers.  We are experts at appraising manufactured homes and can assist you in your purchase.

When you order a report from us, you can expect. . . .

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We will give you personalized information for your particular appraisal need. Just tell us your situation and we will make suggestions. Quick turnaround time: Typically one week or less from the date the request is received. If you've chosen to receive a copy of your appraisal or consulting report via the Internet (EDI), you'll receive it within MINUTES of its completion.
  • Appraisal and consulting reports formats to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all!" We offer a variety of report types and delivery methods. Express mail too slow? We can deliver your report attached to a standard email, or notify you of an Internet site to download your report, the MINUTE it's completed!
  • Quick response to follow-up questions: Our reports are clearly written, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice and state law that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any questions regarding your appraisal, after you've read the report, we encourage you to email or call us!