What Do Appraisers Have to do With Me?

The information found in this section of the website was designed just for you – consumers of appraisal services – to learn more about appraisals, appraisers and why you should be pick Miedema Appraisals Inc. when you decide to hire a professional appraiser. We invite you to explore our FAQs for tips on equipment and much more.

Let’s start with the basics...

 

What is an Appraisal?

An appraisal is a valuation of property provided by a professional appraiser. A professional appraiser will prepare a comprehensive report for their clients which provides his/her opinion of value at a given point in time for any type of property whether it be a business, Farm equipment, or more.

Preparing an appraisal involves research, analysis of all pertinent information and the proper experience, knowledge and judgment to make a reasonable and supportable opinion of value.


Why would I have an appraisal done?

Appraisals are done for many reasons ranging from estate planning to buying a home to determining value for insurance or tax purposes. The most important factor to be concerned with is choosing the correct appraiser to do the work.


Why choose a professional appraiser?

Professional-quality appraisals can't be done in 10 minutes or less and they are not free. Like any other profession, you get what you pay for.