Why You Should Use a New York State Certified Real Estate Appraiser

Only certified appraisers are recognized and supervised by the state and federal government and must adhere to state and federal ethics guidelines. Only certified appraisers must have an approved level of education and experience. The process takes between two and three years and requires at least one hundred and five hours of educational credits as well as the completion of more than two hundred appraisals. Because of these stringent regulations, only certified appraisers are licensed by New York State and are approved to perform all appraisal services.


1. THE PHYSICAL INSPECTION . . . looks at your property both in terms of structure and appeal to the market (i.e., what the buyer would like). The appraiser will look at the special features, both visible and not, of your property. The inspection includes the structures, the lot, and the neighborhood.

2. In THE REVIEW OF SALES . . . The appraiser researches recent sales in your neighborhood of properties which are similar to yours. This information is then used as one basis of several which the appraiser uses for establishing the market value of your property.

3. In THE WRITTEN APPRAISAL . . . The appraiser takes all the information, organizes it, analyzes it and puts it in writing in a format which is acceptable to banks, assessing officers, and government agencies. The report provides readable, easily understood conclusions regarding the value of the property.

4. PRESENTATION AND FOLLOW UP . . . within a week you will have the full appraisal report complete with photographs, computer generated layout drawings, maps, and other pertinent information. The appraiser will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the contents of the report. At this time the appraiser will serve as your consultant and advise you how best to proceed.

If you are in the market for a residential or commercial appraisal, call the professionals at Goldman Appraisal Service at (845) 331-2321.

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