Most appraisals are reported in writing although in certain circumstances an appraiser may provide an oral appraisal. An appraisal report generally contains: a recital of the assignment parameters; a description of subject property and its locale; an analysis of subject property “highest and best use”; application of one or more valuation methods; and the appraiser’s [...]
No. We appraise only the real estate. If you need a personal property appraiser let us help you find one who is professional and qualified.
All of our appraisers are subject to certification requirements of the State of Florida. In addition, some of us hold professional designations conferred by the Appraisal Institute. Holders of the SRA designation have demonstrated expertise in the appraisal of residential properties. Those holding the MAI designation have demonstrated expertise in the appraisal of a variety [...]
Yes, all appraisers with this firm are state-certified. Some also hold professional designations conferred by the Appraisal Institute. Be sure to tell us if you need an appraiser with specific qualifications.
The real estate market rate of change determines how quickly an appraisal becomes stale. In a fast-changing market an appraisal might be obsolete in less than six months. During a stagnant market values might not change for a year or more. That is a good reason not to order an appraisal until there is a [...]
Appraisers form opinions and then report. An appraisal report is the property of the client. The client specifies to whom the report is delivered. The appraiser is not at liberty to share a client’s report with anyone else.
Yes, if you are the appraiser’s client, or if the appraiser’s client authorizes him/her to give you a copy. Otherwise, appraisers are obligated by law to keep the appraisal confidential.
Like other professionals, appraisers are known by their business community. Ask an attorney or REALTOR® you trust to recommend an appraiser. In terms of credentials, look for someone who is state-certified and someone who holds one of the professional designations (SRA, MAI) conferred by the Appraisal Institute.
Yes, maybe so. If you have a situation where both parties want to move forward, but aren’t sure about value, we suggest first agreeing on one appraiser in whom both parties have confidence, then agreeing on the instructions to be given to the appraiser, and finally agreeing to share the appraisal fee. In most cases [...]
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 [...]