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Our Story

Efird Appraisals is an independent commercial and residential real estate appraisal firm. George H, Efird, MAI serves as the founder and president of the firm since 1980. For over 40 years he has provided commercial and residential property valuation services throughout North Carolina and South Carolina for many of the nation’s largest banks, lenders and owners. He is proficient across a wide range of property types and assignments including but not limited to, retail, office, industrial, multifamily, single-family homes, condos, and townhomes. George is committed to ongoing excellence in the appraisal field and has earned the prestigious MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute. He is also a native Charlottean and a graduate of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and has a Bachelor’s in economics. 


With George and our expert team of General, Certified, and Licensed appraisers we aim to provide our clients with well-researched, high-quality reports and we believe that delivering high-caliber appraisals on time is key. Therefore, we continually review our processes to ensure our efficiencies advance as the profession of appraising evolves. This helps us provide meaningful services that exceed our client’s expectations of quality reporting standings, timely delivery, and reasonable fee levels while fulfilling the purpose of our engagement with specific conformance to all professional standards. 


Mission & Vision

To provide meaningful services that exceed our client's expectations of quality reporting standards, timely delivery, and reasonable fee levels, while fulfilling the purpose of our engagement with specific conformance to all professional standards in a manner that is meaningful and not misleading.

Core Values

We conduct our business ethically with honesty and integrity by complying with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) to promote and maintain the highest level of public trust in our appraisal practice. We operate our facilities in a safe, clean, and healthy manner. We satisfy our clients by providing quality appraisal valuations on time, every time.

Meet The Team

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George Efird, MAI



Gabrielle Nelson

Office Assistant


Coming Soon

General Certified Appraiser


Lauren Knerl

Registered Trainee

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Julie Lee

Certified Residential Appraiser


Linda Newman

Certified Residential Appraiser

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Eric Pointer

Licensed Residential Appraiser

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Robin Schapiro

Certified  Residential Appraiser


Scott Thomas

Certified  Residential Appraiser

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Tunisia Whitaker

Registered Trainee

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Linda Nelson, CDA,RAA

Director of Operations, Broker In Charge
Certified Residential Appraiser


Coming Soon

Office Assistant/Efird Coastal

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Milt Devers

Certified Residential Appraiser

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John Garlock, MAI

General Certified Appraiser

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Austin McGonagle

Registered Trainee


Reg Mcintyre

Registered Trainee


Stephanie Rowell

Certified Residential Appraiser


Luke Trevathan

General Certified Appraiser

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Jennifer Svienty

Certified Residential Appraiser


William Cruz

Certified  Residential Appraiser

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Lacey Ross

Assistant Director of Operations


Chris Boren

Registered Trainee


Sarah Devers

Certified Residential Appraiser

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David Fitts

Licensed Residential Appraiser

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David McGonagle

Certified Residential Appraiser

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Daniel Ponce

General Certified Appraiser

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Monte Saunders

General Certified Appraiser

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Tim Shaw

General Certified Appraiser


Nils Zmaczynski

Certified  Residential Appraiser

Join Our Team

We pride ourselves on offering the comforts of a traditional office with benefits not normally afforded to staff in the appraisal industry. Our competitive compensation, insurance packages and workspace options provide our team with the flexibility to work to their greatest potential while enjoying a quality home life.

  • Our firm offers a very competitive benefits package including Health, Dental and Vision Insurance.

  • We pay appraisal dues and E&O insurance.

  • We offer the best industry data resources available at no cost to the appraiser. Including, Costar, Ala mode, CRS, Narrative 1, Data comp, MLS, Adobe Acrobat, Windows 10, Office 365, and more.

  • Full office support. We want you to get more done without all the stress of doing accounting, payroll, invoicing, and tax withholdings yourself.

  • Consistent workflow to fit your financial goals.

  • Work from home or in the office with the flexibility of working hours that fits your schedule.

  • Full IT staff available 24/7 to keep you up and running at all hours.

  • Support and training that is always available when you need it.

At Efird Appraisals we continue to grow our appraiser family building upon our decades of knowledge, skills and appraisal services in and around the Carolinas. We have immediate openings for Certified and General Certified appraisers in all areas around the Carolinas.

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