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Welcome to Decorum Valuation Services

Full service appraisal management company
30 Years Experience

Welcome to Decorum Valuation Services

We are an appraiser-owned management company that strives for ways to stand above the rest.

Our primary focus is to treat our clients well, be professional, and use the experiences we’ve gained from nearly 30 years in this quickly changing and fast-paced industry.
All our appraisers are licensed or certified, and we are familiar with every aspect of the industry, including property valuation, sales, and lending.

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What we do


Our home appraisal services are well respected and accepted at all local and outside financial institutions.

Refinancing your mortgage, especially if interest rates are low, is an ingenious way to have your cake and eat it too.

We have many years’ experience of delivering international relocation services to corporations all over the world.

Proving to your mortgage company there is at least 20% equity in your property.

A comprehensive estate plan, with your Will as a key component, is one of the most important things you can do for the family members, friends, and charitable organizations that you want to benefit from your estate.

For those individuals going through a divorce, you will want to work with an experienced real estate appraisal and sale team to handle this very important financial transaction.

As the market for REO services has increased in the aftermath of the nation’s housing crisis, Decorum has become a leader in evaluating REO assets of clients to protect their portfolios.

For buyers, prior to buying your house, you want to make sure the largest investment in your life is worth the money you will be spending.  For sellers, you want to make sure you get exactly what your home is worth. Decorum Valuations is here to offer you real estate appraisal services to ensure you’re receiving the proper property valuation.

Decorum works with real estate investors and others who have significant equity in their property to help determine short-term capital needs.

Often, matters like this can be resolved with a phone call. However, if after discussing your assessment with your local authority you still feel as though your property was overvalued, a professional, independent, third-party appraiser is often your best bet in proving your case. That’s where we come in.

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We guarantee our work and will stand behind it.

Meet our Team

David Benton

Founder, President and CEO


David Benton has over 28 years of respected professional expertise within the real estate and appraisal industry and has provided services to recognized national lenders and investors who have trusted him with multi-million dollar properties. Before the founding of Decorum Valuation Services, Mr. Benton started, operated and sold a highly successful Real Estate Appraisal firm in the Washington D.C. Metro area. As a sought after expert witness and consultant, David works with attorneys for bankruptcies and pre-foreclosures by testifying in Federal Bankruptcy Court . In conjunction, he also develops and presents multiple seminars on real estate appraising for local realtors and lenders in Maryland.


Erin Benton

Executive Vice President


David Benton has trained Erin Benton, his daughter, to understand the ins and outs of the real estate and appraisal industries. Erin spent several years working side by side with David, giving her the skill and knowledge she needed to manage and operate Decorum Valuation Services. In addition to the extensive on-the-job training provided by her father, Erin has a well-rounded real estate background including working in the title and mortgage industry as well as becoming a real estate agent. Ms Benton graduated from the Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University with a business management degree.

Our primary focus

is to treat our clients well, be professional, and use the experiences we've gained from nearly 30 years in this quickly changing and fast-paced industry.