Frequently Asked Questions
What days of the week are you available to do the appraisal?
Atlanta Appraisers is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm and Saturdays from 8 am to 5 pm.
Are you qualified to provide me with an official appraisal?
Yes. All of our appraisers are licensed by the state of Georgia to provide certified residential appraisals. Our staff consists of only experienced appraisers with in-depth knowledge of the areas in which they perform appraisals.
Is the appraisal report you provide going to be acceptable for my purposes?
Yes. We provide detailed and comprehensive professional appraisal reports for a wide variety of clients and purposes. As such, we are familiar with the standards and reporting requirements for any situation requiring a residential appraisal. Our appraisal reports are routinely relied upon by Georgia state courts, financial institutions, local, state and federal tax agencies, Medicaid, attorneys, accountants, real estate professionals, as well as individual homeowners.
What is the appraisal based on?
With regard to single-family and multi-family homes, as well as condo or co-op apartments, an appraisal is primarily based on recent sales of nearby properties with broadly similar physical characteristics.
How long does the appraisal take?
It depends on the type of appraisal you need. However, after the inspection process, most written reports should be returned to within 1-2 business days. However, special cases or circumstances may take 3-5 business days, depending on the amount of work required.
Does the appraisal take into account the condition of my home?
Yes. The condition of your home is an important factor in the appraisal process. That’s why the first step of an appraisal is the property inspection. During the property inspection, the appraiser will note details about the condition of your home, inside and out, and rely on that data as the basis for comparison for the rest of the appraisal process.
How long does the appraisal last?
It depends on a number of factors. Most appraisals are usually valid between 30 days and six months after the date the appraisal is done.