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How WE DO It

Here's What's Involved

 Where to begin


Give us a call. We will listen to your needs carefully, then respond with complete and professional resolve. The ordering process is simple. We will ask you some questions about the type of appraisal you need, to describe some features of the property to be appraised, then provide you with a same-day quote.


The seven basic steps in the appraisal process:


DEFINE THE PROBLEM

INSPECT THE PROPERTY

GATHER THE DATA

ANALYZE THE DATA

DEVELOP THE THREE VALUE INDICATORS

CORRELATE AND RECONCILE THE VALUE INDICATORS

REPORT THE ESTIMATE OF VALUE


Scope of Work


After discussing the scope of work with you, we begin our research in advance of our inspection appointment, to begin developing a profile of the subject property to be appraised. Upon our visit to the property, we will analyze your home from all angles, completing a full appraisal inspection and detailed feature analysis, taking measurements and photographs, and making many observations. Much time is spent on each appraisal for the research and analysis of specific factors contributing to value. In addition to our data collection, we also welcome your contribution with regards to uniquely specific property or location characteristics you would like to share, or neighborhood comparable property sales that you may be aware of.


The remainder of the appraisal process takes place from our office, where we will complete a focused and intensive study of the data, which forms the basis of our report. Our well organized reports are easy to read and interpret, complete with descriptive commentary, and meaningful conclusions regarding the essential components of your property as related to the current market setting.


Typical appraisal reports are delivered within 2 to 4 business days from the date of inspection; however, we do also offer 24 hour rush services, when the need arises.


We Do More Research and Interpretation 


Appraisal Land digs beneath the surface so you are prepared when it comes time to buy or sell a home or investment property, administer an estate, or whatever your valuation needs are. We identify special neighborhood characteristics, we are aware of environmental concerns, we keep eyes open for external impacts, and other value related influences.


We provide more valuable information to you, with the completion of extensive comparable and statistical analysis that is specific to your neighborhood. We do not rely on automated valuation models (AVM's). We record, analyze and report area statistics and organize ongoing studies of market and sub market trends on each appraisal.


OUR FIELD PERSPECTIVE ON REAL ESTATE EVALUATION IS EXPANSIVE. APPRAISAL LAND REAL  ESTATE APPRAISERS POSSESS A KEEN EYE FOR DETAIL AND KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. EACH INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT IS GIVEN UNIQUE ATTENTION.


The results are reliable and understandable appraisal products; professional appraisals customized to meet your individual needs. We are ready to serve even your most complex needs. Combining state of the art data analytics technology with skillful interpretation generates workflow efficiency and meaningful results. With a clear eye for detail, our opinions are observant and objective. Our reports are filled with factual data, neatly prepared with supportive addenda, vivid imagery and appropriate certifications. We offer fast turnaround to assist with your important decision making. Whether you are a homeowner, mortgage professional or private client, our focus is on providing you with the most professional and trusted appraisal and consulting services. 


What is Included


A variety of reporting options are available to meet the individual needs of our clientele.


Full residential appraisal reports include: Property inspection and report with legal description, neighborhood characteristics, historic market trends, current market conditions analysis, zoning data and compliance, Highest and Best Use analysis, Sales Comparison Approach (AKA "comps"), Cost Approach, and/or Income Approach to value (as applicable), final value reconciliation, digital data maps, building sketch depicting accurate square footage of the home, vivid photographic and aerial imagery, and a signed certification.

Land Appraisal product exhibits may also include:  Topographic maps, wetlands mapping, easement and Super Fund site scan, as applicable.​

All reporting options are subject to the scope of work, the needs of the intended users and the requirements of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), which is determined on a case-by-case basis.

USPAP is the generally recognized ethical and performance standards for the appraisal profession in the United States. USPAP was adopted by Congress in 1989, and contains standards for all types of appraisal services, including real estate, personal property, business and mass appraisal.  Compliance is required for state-licensed and state-certified appraisers involved in federally-related real estate transactions.  USPAP is updated every two years so that appraisers have the information they need to deliver unbiased and thoughtful opinions of value (appraisalfoundation.org).


All Appraisal Land real estate appraisals and appraisal services comply with USPAP and other applicable regulations.

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