Absolute Value, Inc.
745 Atlantic Avenue, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
(p) 617.391.0000 (f) 617.507.7909
WHAT EXACTLY IS AN APPRAISAL ANYWAY?
An appraisal is a professional real estate appraiser's opinion of value. The preparation of an appraisal involves
research into appropriate market areas; the assembly and analysis of information pertinent to a property; and
the knowledge, experience and professional judgment of the appraiser.
CIRCUMSTANCES REQUIRING AN APPRAISAL
An appraisal is a tool not only utilized by mortgage lenders. Homeowners, assessor's offices, attorneys, buyers
and sellers order appraisals to meet a variety of valuation needs.
APPRAISAL FACT vs. FICTION
Many times assumptions are made regarding real estate appraisal and property valuation in general. These
assumptions are oftentimes incorrect and misleading to those who would benefit from attaining a professional,
licensed/certified real estate appraiser to execute a complete appraisal.