Cape Cod's Specialist in Residential Property Valuations


Business Philosophy

Clients of Barnstable Appraisal Services can expect that every appraisal assignment be given the time and attention necessary to develop a sound and reliable opinion of value, regardless of the complexity of the assignment. We are not a high-volume “appraisal factory” type firm intent on generating the highest number of appraisal reports in the shortest amount of time. Rather, we cater to those who recognize the fact that a properly developed appraisal report with a credible value conclusion cannot be produced with an assembly-line business model. Consequently, all phases of the appraisal process are carefully conducted on each and every assignment.

Some key elements of the valuation process include:

– An objective and thorough inspection of the subject property

– A comprehensive search & verification of market data including comparable sales, active on-market listings, pending sales, withdrawn & expired listings, supply/demand ratios, value trends, construction cost estimates, etc.

– Thoughtful, logical analysis of all relevant data, supporting the final value conclusion

– Clear, concise reporting which typically exceeds industry standards, with the inclusion of supplemental content such as descriptive narratives, detailed floor plans and extensive use of photographs. Additional exhibits commonly include aerial views, neighborhood & regional maps, site plans, etc.

It is also important to note that behind each and every appraisal report completed by Barnstable Appraisal Services is an appraiser with over twenty-five years of experience researching and analyzing property data on Cape Cod. This experience and broad knowledge of the Cape Cod market area allows us to complete appraisals in a reasonable & timely manner at competitive fees.

Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice – All valuation services provided by Barnstable Appraisal Services are completed by a Massachusetts Certified Residential Appraiser (James D. Beauchaine), and are in full compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Sometimes referred to as the “Bible of appraisal practice”, USPAP sets forth the current standards of the appraisal profession, as promulgated by the Appraisal Standards Board of The Appraisal Foundation. USPAP is revised periodically and includes rules and standards addressing operational procedures, competency, ethics, and general conduct.