The Process


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Our appraisals conform to the highest stands set by The Internationals Society of Appraisers (ISA).  Appraisals are performed in accordance with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).  USPAP is the American standard for all appraisals.  USPAP is a set of ethical and procedural regulations that we follow with throughout the appraisal process.

1. Discuss the intended use of the appraisal with client, e.g. insurance claim, estate settlement. Then ascertain the scope of work necessary to complete the assignment.

2. Identify, document, and thoroughly evaluate the property to be appraised.

3. Conduct market research and analysis.

4. Determine value or estimate replacement cost for your property based on the unique facts of each case.

5. Prepare and deliver the appraisal report. This document is a logical presentation of all findings and conclusions that will fulfill the intended use of the appraisal assignment.

The end result is that you receive a professionally prepared report based upon our knowledge and research, so you can be assured that you have an honest and accurate appraisal of your property.

Why Use a Qualified Appraiser?

A qualified appraiser has:

  • Formal education in appraisal theory, principles , ethics and law.
  • Professional credentials from one of the three major appraisal organizations
  • The competence to provide an accurate assessment
  • Ongoing educational requirements
  • USPAP certification which includes ethics and confidentiality standards which must be adhered to.