Real Estate Appraisals

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Real Estate Appraisals

Commercial and residential real estate appraisals are a crucial component of the property transaction process, providing an unbiased and professional estimation of a property’s value. Conducted by certified appraisers, these evaluations consider a multitude of factors such as location, condition of the property, current market trends, income potential (for income-generating properties), and the prices of comparable properties recently sold in the area. The appraisal process typically involves a thorough inspection of the property, a detailed analysis of the local market and property data, and a final report detailing the appraiser’s findings and justifications for the assigned value. The resulting appraisal can guide buyers, sellers, and lenders in their decision-making process, ensuring informed, fair, and transparent transactions. Whether for purchase, sale, insurance, or financing purposes, commercial real estate appraisals play a pivotal role in ensuring stakeholders accurately understand the value of their commercial property investment.

Only Use An Accredited Appraiser

We exclusively use accredited Florida appraisers because they possess the requisite local market expertise, uphold the strictest industry standards, and comply with state regulations, ensuring the most accurate, reliable, and trustworthy valuations for your commercial real estate properties.

Types of Appraisal Reports

There are several types of commercial and residential real estate appraisals that can be performed, depending on the property’s nature and the specific need for the appraisal. Here are some of the most common types:


  1. Summary Appraisal Report: This is the most common and detailed type of appraisal report. It provides an extensive explanation of the data, appraisal procedures, and analysis used by the appraiser to form his or her opinion of value.
  2. Restricted Appraisal Report: This is a more concise report that is typically used when the appraisal is for the client’s use only and not intended for third-party reliance. It presents minimal detail and is not recommended if the client wishes to understand the appraiser’s detailed analysis and reasoning.
  3. Self-Contained Appraisal Report: This is the most comprehensive type of appraisal report and provides the most detail about the property and the appraiser’s approach to determining its value. It’s less commonly used due to its length and the time needed to prepare it.
  4. Appraisal Review Report: This type of report is performed on a previously completed appraisal to assess its accuracy, verify its findings, and check for potential errors.
  5. Update of Prior Appraisal: In some instances, an update to a prior appraisal may be required to reflect changes in market conditions or property improvements.


  1. Feasibility Study: This is an analysis of a property’s highest and best use, which is the most profitable, legally permissible, physically possible, and financially feasible use of a property.
  2. Replacement Cost New: Replacement Cost New appraisals involve assessing the current cost required to replace a property with a new one of similar utility, employing current construction and material costs to determine its present value.

The type of appraisal required will depend on various factors, including the type of property, the purpose of the appraisal (e.g., sale, financing, tax assessment appeal, etc.), and the client’s specific needs.

Finding The Most Value

At Bridge Point Business & Real Estate Advisors, we prioritize a thorough and meticulous approach to selecting the right type of appraisal for each unique property. Our experienced team understands that every property has distinctive characteristics and potential value. We delve into the specific attributes of your commercial real estate, along with understanding your unique objectives, to ensure we utilize the most suitable appraisal method. Our goal is to accurately and effectively demonstrate the highest possible value for our clients. With our dedication to precision and client satisfaction, we ensure our appraisal processes are comprehensive, compliant, and designed to highlight the true worth of your commercial property.


Our process for selecting the most appropriate appraisal method to showcase the maximum value of your property is systematic and client-focused. It starts with a thorough understanding of your property and your objectives

Understanding the Property and Client's Needs
The process begins with a detailed discussion with you, the client, to gain a full understanding of the property and its unique features, and also to ascertain your specific needs and expectations. We consider factors such as the property's location, age, condition, zoning, potential for income generation, and market trends in the area.
Preliminary Property Evaluation
Our team conducts a preliminary evaluation of the property, including a site visit, to gain firsthand knowledge of the property's physical characteristics and surrounding area.
Market Analysis
We undertake a thorough market analysis, researching comparable properties and recent sales or leases in the area, current market trends, and any factors that could influence the property's value.
Selection of Appraisal Method
Based on the insights gathered from the above steps, we select the most appropriate appraisal method that would best demonstrate the property's true market value. This could be a summary appraisal report, restricted appraisal report, self-contained appraisal report, or a more specific approach depending on the unique circumstances of the property, if it's commercial or residential and the client's needs.
Appraisal Execution
The selected appraisal method is then executed meticulously, ensuring every aspect of the property and its potential value is considered and appropriately represented.
Review and Presentation
Upon completion, the appraisal is thoroughly reviewed for accuracy and comprehensiveness. The final report is then presented to you in a clear and concise manner, explaining all the factors that were considered and how the final value was determined.

Throughout this process, we maintain clear and open communication with you to ensure you are updated at each stage, and that the final appraisal aligns with your expectations.