Real Property for Consumers

Did you know that a real estate appraiser is the only person without a financial interest in a property who evaluates its condition in both financial and physical terms and determines how those terms will ultimately affect its marketability? Do you really want your largest financial asset based on an online statistical evaluation?

Why You Need an Appraiser

You need a valuation expert to actually observe your property to make a more accurate value conclusion when you are faced with:

  • Divorce—property settlement between parties
    • An impartial valuation of the real property is potentially useable for Court or arbitration purposes
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate or Trust Settlement
    • Settlement upon the death of a member of a trust or family member
    • An asset allocation or reallocation
  • Business decisions
    • Setting a price to sell your property
    • To know how much to offer to purchase a property
    • To determine if you should add on, remodel, or sell your property
    • To find out the current Insurable Value of your property
  • Corporate relocation planning
  • Refinancing a mortgage loan
  • Tax Assessment appeals
  • Provide an opinion of value for a variety of ownership interests
  • To determine an accurate Insurable Value

Why You Need an ASA-Designated Appraiser

ASA-designated appraisers have completed rigorous education requirements, must adhere to high ethical and moral standards, and have extensive and specialized appraisal experience to meet your needs. You can be assured that all designated members of ASA:

  • Have achieved qualifications superior to those of a State Licensed or State Certified Appraiser;
  • Have passed rigorous testing, education, and experience qualification standards;
  • Maintain higher standards of Ethics and Educational requirements over State certified or licensed appraisers and are subject to disciplinary actions for lack of adherence to these standards;
  • Prepare appraisal reports that meet or exceed the standards of peer review; and
  • Have passed a comprehensive exam in addition to the exam required for state licensing.