Maybe. An appraisal can be a useful tool, but only if you know what questions you want answered. In general, our advice is don’t order an appraisal until you know how it can be used. Typical intended uses are to establish a basis value for taxation, to underwrite a mortgage loan, or to decide what price to ask or offer. Appraisals have a relatively short shelf life, often no more than six months. Call us to discuss your needs.