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NELSON BOSWELL, LLC
(813) 215-7384 
nb@nelsonboswell.com

CONSULTANTS
EXPERT REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS
EXCEPTIONAL HOMES REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE
NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION & GENERAL CONTRACTORS

Nelson Boswell, Jr., JD, SRA

Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser RD403
Certified General Contractor 1518838 FL
Licensed Real Estate Broker 437493 FL

Very Reasonable Expert Witness and Consultation Fee Structure
Articulate - Understands and Explains Deep Issue(s)
Highly Engaged and Easy to Reach While Retained
No Obligation Pre-Consultation Phone Call
Very Detailed Pre-Retainer Bid Estimate
Simple One Page Fee Agreement
Extremely Detailed Time Sheets
No Nickle and Diming Charges
Myriad References
  

REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL EXPERT WITNESS in FL
CONSTRUCTION COST ESTIMATION EXPERT WITNESS in FL & NV
REAL ESTATE BROKER STANDARD OF CARE EXPERT WITNESS in FL
ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION HOMEOWNER'S INS CLAIMS DISPUTES FL & NV

 Qualified Expert in State & Federal Courts Florida

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida
Real Estate Appraisals and Construction Cost Estimation
Where real estate value and/or loss in value is central to the cause of action

Highly Experienced & Recommended.

Specialties Include, but are not Limited To:

Market Value
Retrospective Valuations
Forensic Appraisal Review
Diminution in Market Value
Repair/Remediation Cost Estimation
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice Compliance
 Appraisal Compliance issues per FIRREA and the Dodd - Frank Act

Involving construction defects, catastrophic events, adverse conditions, professional liability and seller nondisclosure issues

Professional Cost Reproduction, Remediation, Repair, Remodel, Reconstruction, Etc., Cost Estimation in Construction and Construction Defect Cases.

As Well as 

 Appraiser or General Contractor Malpractice; Insurance Claim Repair Cost IssuesComplex High Dollar Value Residential Appraisal & Cost Estimation; Complex Commercial Cost & Repair Estimation, and Tax Appeal Issues especially where value diminution and/or construction issues are central to the issue

Services also include

Litigation Support, Trial Preparation, Deposition Preparation, Trial Strategy, Direct & Cross-Examination Consultation, and more.

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 *Homeowner's insurance appraisal clause invoked by claimant and/or carrier in Alternative Dispute Resolution process. Especially where identification and estimation of repair, replacement, reconstruction or reproduction cost of damage to structure is central to the case.  We use and are very proficient in Xactimate Cost Estimation software, MSB Cost Estimation software, as well as many other types of construction cost estimating software.

Nelson Boswell, Jr., JD, SRA, President and CEO has over thirty-five years experience in the field real estate appraisal, as well as being an experienced Certified General Contractor and home builder in the state of Florida. He has experience in matters of construction that are rarely found in the appraisal industry.  He earned a law degree in late 2019 and graduated cum laude.  He can offer unique perspectives on appraisal assignments and problems relevant to the legal cause of action at hand where most appraisers can't come close.  Mr. Boswell is not a licensed attorney.  Yet.

Retrospective valuations involving market value issues, loss in market value issues and/or repair/remediation cost estimation in the past, especially in the distant past--and often one of a kind assignments--must be handled by an experienced expert appraiser/cost estimator.  Mr. Boswell is such an expert.  His real estate appraisals and construction cost estimates withstand vigorous peer review scrutiny and opposing counsel cross examination.  Each are very unique and made complex in their own right due to the amount of time that has passed from the date of the report (which is current) and the effective date of the appraisal (which is in the past).  The adversity affecting the real property, the amount of relevant data, assumptions, extraordinary assumptions and any hypothetical conditions and other factors also effect the complexity of assignment.  Mr. Boswell has the requisite experience to competently take on these assignments, and persuasively explain his findings to the fact finder.   

Whether by way of a written report or oral testimony, Mr. Boswell provides articulate expert explanation and experience in Cost Estimating, and Real Estate Appraisal. 

Mr. Boswell is available to consult and advise on the validity of an appraisal or cost estimate presented by defense or plaintiffs counsel.  

Forensic appraisal review, retrospective valuation, and cost estimate peer review - for cases involving professional liability, professional negligence, negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract, appraisal fraud, appraisal negligence, and insurance claims. 

Mr. Boswell's extensive experience includes a wide variety of appraisal & appraisal review assignments, cost estimation, remediation estimation and expert testimony. He is an expert in FIRREA Title XI Appraisal Regulations created in 1989 after the S&L Crisis and the new Dodd-Frank Act, Title XIV, Subtitle F, Appraiser Independence Regulations after the residential real estate collapse beginning in 2006 (and subsequent global economic bust 2007-2009); also an expert in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).  USPAP was first implemented in 1989 after the S&L Crisis in 1989.


Post Dodd-Frank, USPAP is the law and now has teeth.  Appraiser standard of care (USPAP) compliance or the lack thereof often becomes a central issue when appraisal touches anything, even before the issues of value or loss in value are explored.  

Mr. Boswell has done presentations and seminars for attorneys in matters concerning Appraisal Law, Appraisal Independence, USPAP, Review and Recourse for attorneys and their clients.

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*Homeowner's insurance appraisal and/or neutral evaluation alternative dispute resolution process, especially where identification and estimation of repair, replacement, reconstruction or reproduction cost of damage to structure is central to the case.  We use and are very proficient in the latest version of Xactimate Cost Estimation software, MSB Cost Estimation software, as well as many other types of construction cost estimating software.

Licenses Designations & Memberships:

  • Member Appraisal Institute - SRA designation, www.appraisalinstitute.org
  • State Certified Class General Contractor in the state of Florida #CGC 151838
  • State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser in the State of Florida #RD 0000403
  • Real Estate Brokers Lic. in the State of Florida #BK 437493.
  • Member Hillsborough County Bar Association, www.hillsbar.com
  • Qualified Expert Witness US District Courts Northern and Middle District of Florida
  • Qualified Expert Witness in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco County, Florida
  • Qualified Expert Witness in the Middle District of Florida Bankruptcy Court
  • Member National Association of Realtors, www.realtor.org
  • Member Florida Association of Realtors, www.floridarealtor.org
  • Member of the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors, www.gtar.org
  • Nelson Boswell, Jr., has a Bachelors degree in Business Finance with a concentration in real estate finance from the University of South Florida.
  • References are also wide and varied.
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