Understanding Appraisals

Understanding the appraisal process and how values are determined.

Guide to Learn About Appraisals

The Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC)
has developed this guide to provide
current and prospective real property
owners and investors with advice and
guidance on how to:

• effectively hire a professional appraiser to complete an appraisal of their property; and,
• understand the process of appraising real estate.

Property owners and investors can save time,
expenses and heartache by first consulting with an
AIC-Designated Member (AACI or CRA) to conduct a
comprehensive valuation of their property.

Value-Add of an AIC- Designated Appraiser
It is important to know the real value of a property before
making any business or personal decisions. AIC-designated
appraisers are highly qualified professionals, who are trained
to complete appraisal, appraisal review, and appraisal
consulting assignments for many types of real property
including, but not limited to:
• residential dwellings
• shopping centers
• hotels and other lodging facilities
• office buildings
• rental properties
• condominiums
• industrial sites
• vacant land, parking sites
• special purpose properties
• recreational properties
• agricultural properties
• retirement and long-term care facilities

Experts in Their Field
With the breadth and depth of the AIC’s
membership comes specialized expertise in niche areas such as,
but not limited to:
•arbitration, mediation, negotiation
• expert testimony, litigation support
• due diligence and best practice
• business valuation
• tax assessment appeals
• feasibility studies
• cost-benefit studies
• market analysis and market rent studies
• reserve fund studies
• asset/portfolio management

Become informed. For more information download the Industry Guide to Understanding the Fundamentals of Real Estate Appraisal.

Muskoka Appraiser AACI

Muskoka Real Estate Appraiser


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