Real estate appraisals are complex calculations to determine the value of a piece of property. There are various types of appraisal services which have different effects on the property owner. Business valuation and the commercial property appraisal report are two commonly used appraisal terms in this sector. Businesses may also need to select an appraiser with an MAI designation.
The MAI designation is given to appraisers that have met high standards in education and have passed a comprehensive examination. These professionals are experienced in the evaluation of commercial, residential and industrial properties.
Fair market value
Fair market value is a term used heavily among real estate appraisers. In short, it is the value of a piece of property as defined by the recent sales in the immediate vicinity of the property. It is a common term used to describe the value of a property for sale.
Eminent domain is the power of a government to take private property for public use. There is an appraisal done of the property to establish the fair market value which is paid to the property owner.
A condemnation appraisal may be requested by a local, state or federal government when a property is to be condemned. In this type of appraisal, the fair market value of the property is estimated using a methodical process.
A business valuation may be necessary for several reasons. This appraisal process may be needed to determine the value of a business for investment purposes. It may also be needed if the business will be sold or made part of an estate. These are often specialized services done by corporate appraisers, focusing on the real estate and income aspects of the business.
Commercial property valuation report
The commercial property valuation report outlines the value of a commercial business or property, based on the physical location or income of the business.