Our written appraisals are very clear and descriptive and strictly adhere to the "Ethics and Guidelines of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America". In addition, all appraisals follow the mandates of the 2003 "Universal Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices".
A Competent Appraisal Report Has:
An explanation detailing what type of value is being sought ("purpose") and how the appraisal is to be used ("function" or "assigned use");
The methodology and sources relied upon, including market analysis and market(s) selected;
A complete and accurate description of the property written in such a manner that it can be identified without photos;
The date(s) and location of inspection, and the effective date of value;
A statement by the appraiser that he or she has no financial interest in the property, or that such interest in the property is disclosed in the report.
The appraiser's qualifications and signature.
Do Not Accept an Appraisal If:
It is handwritten or unsigned;
The fee is based on a contigency or upon the value of the property;
The appropriate "purpose" and "assigned use" are not stated;
The appraiser is not willing and able to defend it in court (subject to the appraiser's availablity, and separate fee arrangement).
Headquartered in Asheville, NC, we serve businesses, professionals, and the general public in Western NC, Upstate SC, and Eastern Tennessee.