Gary Brown knows real estate valuation in Mount Pleasant, Titus County and all North Texas!

Thanks for taking the time to visit our website. I'm assuming that since you are here, you are looking for an appraiser. That means you may be in a situation that can be very stressful-buying or selling property, divorce, eminent domain, bankruptcy, etc. Even choosing an appraiser can be stressful. You need an appraiser who can walk you through your situation, answer your questions, and help relieve your stress. For over 25 years Gary has been the "go to guy" for bankers, lawyers, and property owners when they need an appraisal that is accurate and reliable.


  • Mortgages - primary, secondary, home improvement, home equity
  • Construction loans (commercial and residential)
  • Divorce - asset division
  • Bankruptcy
  • Eliminating PMI from mortgage payment
  • Tax Assessments - establishing market value and working with taxing authorities to lower property taxes based on current conditions
  • Eminent Domain - whole or partial taking, having worked for cities, counties, TXDOT, SWEPCO, TXU, New Mexico Power, and infividual property owners
  • Expert Witness - Gary has been certified as an expert witness in numerous districts in Texas (including bankruptcy), and for 25 years has provided expert witness services for family law/divorce, bankruptcy, eminent domain, and business litigation/partial interest
  • Review Appraisals - field and desk reviews
  • Pre-sale valuations - establishing a reasonable asking price for property owners and REALTORS for the sale of commercial and residential property - a MUST for FSBO's
  • Estate Valuation - including retrospective appraisals for estate planning and/or IRS


Gary has worked for property owners, lawyers, and banks/mortgage companies from Fort Worth to Texarkana, to Houston. He now has offices in Mount Pleasant and Colleyville. The primary area includes:

  • Titus County - including Mount Pleasant and Lake Bob Sandlin
  • Camp County - including Pittsburg and Lake Bob Sandlin
  • Franklin County - including Mount Vernon and Lake Cypress Springs
  • Morris County - including Daingerfield
  • Hopkins County - including Sulphur Springs
  • Dallas County - Dallas, Plano, and other areas
  • Tarrant County - Colleyville, Grapevine, HEB, and surrounding areas


  •     Texas Real Estate Broker  333104
  •     Texas Certified General Appraiser  1321779-G

Gary has degrees from Baylor University  and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been involved in real estate since 1983. He, and his wife Wanda, owned a brokerage firm for a short time on Lake Travis outside of Austin. In 1986 they sold the brokerage firm, moved back to Mount Pleasant to be closer to aging parents, and opened the appraisal firm. Gary has over 420 classroom hours in real estate and 450 classroom hours in appraisal training. He taught real estate and appraisal courses at Northeast Texas Community College for fifteen years. The Society of Real Estate Appraisers (now the Appraisal Institute) awarded him the SRPA designation in 1990-one of the top designations in the appraisal industry.

For the first 10 years, Gary supervised residential appraisers while he concentrated on commercial/industrial appraisals. Since the mid 1990's his work load has been about 50/50 residential and commercial. He has experience appraising:

  • convenience stores/truck stops
  • apartment complexes
  • restaurants
  • hotels
  • shopping centers
  • small and large industrial complexes 
  • vacant land
  • subdivisions
  • nursing/retirement homes
  • poultry farms
  • catfish farms
  • ranches
  • radio and TV stations
  • churches
  • golf courses
  • airports
  • all types of residential property.

Gary has established the reputation of being knowledgeable, and providing appraisals that are fair, accurate, and reliable-that will hold up to the strictest review or in court.   

One bank president has said, "When Gary Brown does my appraisal, I know I can depend on it and not spend hours dealing with questions and corrections."

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