How can you protect what you own, if you don't know what it's worth?
An appraisal is a legal document as important as a will and is the only way to accurately describe and value a property. A properly prepared appraisal by a certified, accredited appraiser will clarify questions of property value in any circumstance.
The descriptions and values made by an appraiser assure technical accuracy and appropriate market-level evaluation.
The Lamplighter Appraisal Service is comprised of appraisers who have been tested and accredited predicated on the American Society of Appraisers criteria. Lou Reese, a Senior Member of ASA, possesses special knowledge and expertise achieved through academic study and years of practical experience to competently render appraisal documents for all types of property.
The American Society of Appraisers is an organization of appraisal professionals and others interested in the appraisal profession. International in structure, it is self-supporting and independent. It is the oldest and only appraisal organization representing all of the disciplines of appraisal specialists. The Society originated in 1936 and incorporated in 1952. ASA's headquarters in in Washington D.C.
The Society is dedicated to the benefit of the appraisal professional. It is one of the eight major appraisal societies that, in 1987, founded the Appraisal Foundation, a national non-profit organization created to establish uniform criteria for professional appraisers. Since 1989, the U.S. Congress has recognized the Appraisal Foundation as the source for the development and promulgation of appraisal standards and qualifications.
In over 47 years of successful operation, Lamplighter has withstood the test of time, met the test of the marketplace and established an exemplary reputation. Lamplighter's work is recognized and accepted by all insurance companies, lending institutions, courts and the Internal Revenue Service.
In short, ASA-accredited appraisers are experts. The meticulous ASA accreditation process ensures that ASA-accredited appraisers are accurate, impartial and credible. They are educated and experienced in their specialties and are respected members of their communities. They deliver independent valuations that assure your property is given its appropriate value.