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Backus Appraisals

We are back and stronger than ever.
We would like to welcome Erin Carson to our team.


About Us

Nantucket Appraiser Steve Backus
Steve Backus, Principal, Certified General Real Estate Appraiser License #369

Steve has been a Certified General Appraiser since 1992 and has completed over 10,000 appraisals during that time. He also holds his Salesperson license and has built 10 homes across the Cape & Islands. Steve has extensive experience in appraisals for refinance, divorce, estate planning, partnership buyouts and divorce and has established himself as the top appraiser in the area in both the residential and commercial sectors. More

After setting numerous track and field records while attending Nauset Regional High School, Steve graduated from Occidental College with a B.A. in Math and a minor in Economics.
Steve and his wife, Kate, split their time between Brewster and Nantucket with their two daughters, Sasha & Sophia, and their chocolate lab, Reese.


We have more than 30 years appraisal experience


We have been servicing Nantucket for more than 30 years


Over 10,000 appraisals done on Nantucket, Cape & The Islands

Our Services

We have been servicing Nantucket and the Islands since 1985

Steve Backus is an SRA and a Certified General Appraiser in the state of Massachusetts. Experienced in appraisals for refinance, divorce, estate planning, partnership buyouts. Serving Cape Cod and Nantucket.

Erin Carson has now been added to the team. She is a Masschusetts Real Estate Broker and a Real Estate Appraiser Trainee.

Appraisal Form

Call us and leave a message. 508-896-5033 and ask for an appraisal quote.

If you like, you can fill out an online form so someone can contact you about your needs. Click Here

Our Team

Erin Carson

Erin Lemberg Carson, Principal, Real Estate Appraiser Trainee License
Erin Carson - Nantuckut Appraiser with Backus Appraisals
Real Estate Appraiser Trainee License

Erin Carson

About Erin

Erin joined Backus Appraisals as a partner in 2016 after obtaining her trainee license from the state of Massachusetts. She has over 20 years experience on Nantucket building, developing, buying and selling real estate. In addition, Erin is currently a Massachusetts Licensed Real Estate Broker and Construction Supervisor.

Erin has been involved in many aspects of real estate including but not limited to:More

  • single family
  • duplex/multifamily
  • condominiums including covenants
  • cooperatives
  • seasonal, year round , triple net/commercial
    and high end rentals
  • house/structure moves and lifts
  • refinances
  • foreclosures/auctions
  • constructions loans
  • stick built and modular construction
  • additions/light renovations
  • tax abatement
  • 1031 Exchanges
  • subdivisions

Erin is well versed in local zoning and has developed great and long standing relationship(s) with the local broker/real estate community at large; subcontractors/builders/designers; and local attorneys that deal with not only transactional real estate but estate planning, land use issues, etc. A former graduate of Nantucket High School, Erin obtained a B.A. from Connecticut College in Economics with a minor in Math. Erin and her husband, Scott, recently completed construction on a new home that they share with their sons, Camden & Keller, in addition to their yellow lab, Angus.

Contact Erin at 508.221.3787 or





Backus Appraisals has a proven reputation since 1985.
Nantucket Appraisals and Cape And The Islands too!

If your bank isnt using the best appraiser, you dont have the best bank.......


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