Mike Lay (Appraisal House Texas)
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Fast, high-quality residential appraisal services throughout Texas, including Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas/Fort Worth, as well as all other areas. Call us!

Get to know Mike Lay

I spent 15 years in the technology industry in various sales, marketing, and operations positions.  In the mid 1990's I started buying properties to rehab and resell, as well as rental properties.  I found I loved the real estate industry, but just didn't have the...patience?...to be a realtor.  I've always been a numbers person, and I was good at determining what a property would sell for, what repairs would cost, and therefore what I needed to buy it at to make a profit.  I started training under an appraiser in Dallas in 2003, got my license in 2004, and have been loving it ever since!

Appraisal House covers the major cities with our own staff (Houston/Dallas/Austin/San Antonio) and the rest of the state through our network of quality appraisers.
We are also continuing to expand, providing clients with appraisal management services in all or parts of New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, DC, and Pennsylvania.  

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Appraisal House can handle just about anything you have in the residential real estate arena.  I started out taking the jobs the regular appraisers didn't want to deal with, so I got very good at appraising the tough properties.  I've seen just about everything -- with the exception of a dome home, but I'm sure that is coming -- and am comfortable with any assignment.  I've done manufactured homes on 100 acres, 12,000sf mansions, historic homes, waterfront properties, land appraisals, divorce valuations, property tax valuations, and just about anything else you can think of.