Central Ohio Certified Residential Real Estate Appraisals

Real Estate Appraisals Done right   

Kirk Douglass - Ohio Certified Residential Appraiser #2008001375
Aside from assisting Buyers & Sellers I also provide real estate appraisals for a variety of differing assignments, including:

          ·         Residential (Single family homes & 1-4 unit apartments)

·         Condos/Townhomes

·         Property tax appeal specialist (County Auditor assessment)

·         Sellers

·         Investment Properties

·         Land

·         Luxury Homes

·         Estate & Financial Planning

·         Appraisal Review- Reviewing appraisals produced by other appraisers

·         Sorry, no commercial property appraisals

·         Sorry, no mortgage lender or bank appraisals

Serving Franklin, Fairfield, Pickaway, Madison, Licking, Delaware (southern), Union (southern) counties in Central Ohio.

Fees are quoted by the individual assignment; prices generally range from $250-$375, depending on complexity. Volume discounts for investors with multiple properties.

The Appraisal Profession

What is an Appraisal?

An appraisal is a professional 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. . Appraisals may be required for any type of property, including single-family homes, apartment buildings and condominiums, office buildings, shopping centers, industrial sites, and farms. The reasons for performing a real property appraisal are just as varied. They are usually required whenever real property is sold, mortgaged, taxed, insured, or developed. For example, appraisals are prepared for:

  • Mortgage lending purposes
  • Tax assessments and appeals of assessments
  • Negotiation between buyers and sellers
  • Government acquisition of private property for public use
  • Business mergers or dissolutions
  • Lease negotiations

What is the Role of the Appraiser?

The role of the appraiser is to provide objective, impartial, and unbiased opinions about the value of real property—providing assistance to those who own, manage, sell, invest in, and/or lend money on the security of real estate. Appraisers assemble a series of facts, statistics, and other information regarding specific properties, analyze this data, and develop opinions of value. Each appraisal assignment challenges the appraiser’s ability to put analytical skills into practice, exercise sound judgment, and communicate effectively.

What Qualifications Must Appraisers Have?

To become a Certified Residential Appraiser, like I, you need the following:

-       Bachelor’s degree or higher (in any field) from an accredited college or university

Additional Education:

-       - 15 Hours of Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use 

-       - 15 Hours of Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach 

-       - 30 Hours of Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach 

-       - 15 Hours of Residential Report Writing and Case Studies 

-       - 15 Hours of Statistics, Modeling and Finance

-       - 15 Hours Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies

-       - 20 Hours of Electives


-       - 2,500 experience hours under a supervisory appraiser in no less than 24 months preceding application. 

Kirk Douglass
Kirk Douglass
Realtor / Certified Appraiser