Columbus Appraiser, Residential Appraisal and Commercial Appraisal

Real Estate Appraisal

Located in Opelika, serving Auburn, Montgomery and Columbus

Columbus Real Estate Appraisers

Whether you’re purchasing a home, selling commercial real estate, developing land as an investment, or conducting any other type of real estate transaction in Columbus, a professional property appraisal will streamline the process and establish the fair market value of any property. Most official real estate forms and documents include a line item of the estimated property value, yet only a licensed and certified appraiser is qualified to provide a completely objective evaluation along with a detailed and comprehensive written report.

Commercial - Residential – Business Enterprise/Going-Concern Appraisal Reports

What can a Columbus appraiser do for you? Our accredited professionals are available to assist you with:

  • Buying or selling commercial or residential real estate
  • Primary and secondary financing
  • Divorce settlements
  • Estate valuation and probate
  • Estate settlements
  • Property tax assessments
  • Pre listing services
  • Pre purchase assessment services
  • Insurance assessments
  • Foreclosures

Following the onsite assessment and inspection at your location in the Columbus region, Atlas Valuation, LLC appraisers determine the market value of real estate and comply with the regulations set forth by the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices.

Our services include:

  • Detailed sketch of the property
  • Delineation of all rooms and areas
  • Square footage and layout
  • Itemized description of all features
  • Full disclosure of all defects and assets

The Appraisal Process

The appraisal process includes the research, compilation and analysis of all pertinent data as it relates to your specific requirements. Atlas Valuation, LLC provides several types of reports in standardized or narrative book form.

Interior Inspection

A list of all assets and defects are objectively analyzed and compiled in a detailed written report.

Property Condition

Includes the specifics of construction, property layout, number of rooms, unit mix/sizes, and specific features, equipment; improvements and renovations.

Neighborhood and surrounding areas

An assessment is made on a property’s proximity to services, facilities and amenities as they may (or may not) relate and affect its market value.

Property Classification

Public records are analyzed to confirm sales and make comparisons in the particular Columbus region. A range of public records and sources are used including zoning records, tax data, professional associations and other applicable publications.

Calculating the Market Value

Sales Comparison

In its most basic form, this approach is built on the premise that the market value of a property is partly derived and comparable to surrounding properties; for example, like things sell for like prices. This is generally the primary approach to market value for residential owner-occupied real estate.

Cost Approach

Since the market relates to cost to construct and supply and demand of land, this approach takes into account and analyzes market trends as defined by two specific elements: Land value plus land improvements, minus depreciation. This approach is less reliable for older properties, but provides significant financial feasibility indications for newer buildings.

Income Approach

Generally reserved for valuations for commercial and investment properties, determining the market value using the income capitalization approach relies on the perspective that the potential earning power of real estate is significant when calculating its actual value. Income capitalization techniques are used to analyze sales data that measures potential profit and loss. This is almost always the primary approach to value for income-producing real estate.

Atlas Valuation, LLC provides complete appraisal services for:

  • Commercial properties
  • Residential properties
  • Multi-Family properties
  • HUD/Section 42 LIHTC/USDA Apartments
  • Business Enterprise (Hotels/Senior Housing/Convenience Stores)
  • New construction appraisals
  • Condominium appraisals
  • Acreage appraisals
  • Land appraisals
  • Subdivision Appraisals

Please call us for more information or for a consultation for any Commercial or Residential property.