Let James M. Hanson Associates, Inc. assist you with your Residential or Commercial Appraisal in NJ and PA.
Whether you decide to sell your home or commercial property on your own or with the help of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal can help you make a more informed decision regarding your asking price. Separate from a real estate agent, a certified appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house or commercial property sells for. Our appraisal fees are based on our efforts to complete the home or commercial appraisal report and not a percentage of the sales price.
Seeking a professional appraisal is a reliable way to determine what improvements will add value and what a suitable sales price is - so you don't come up short or have your property on the market an unnecessarily long time. We are the experts in knowing how long properties stay on the market.
James M. Hanson Associates, Inc. prides ourselves on our Professional Accredited Designations and or Affiliations.
ASA designation (source: American Society of Appraisers)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. The oldest and only major appraisal organization representing all of the disciplines of appraisal specialists, the society originated in 1936 and incorporated in 1952. ASA's headquarters is in the metropolitan
The ASA designation, conferred by the American Society of Appraisers, indicate an appraiser has a minimum of 5 years of full-time equivalent appraisal experience and a college degree or its equivalent. ASA has a mandatory reaccredidation process whereby designated members must regularly submit evidence of professional growth through participation in professional activities and continuing education. This ensures that ASA appraisers keep their knowledge up-to-date.
One of ASA's primary objectives is to ensure ethical practices and procedures on the part of its members. The society is diligent in its efforts to strengthen and uphold the Principles of Appraisal Practice and Code of Ethics (the code of conduct to which all members must subscribe) in order to protect the client.
ASA has developed a mechanism for the enforcement of the Code of Ethics whereby clients may file written complaints directly with the International Headquarters of the American Society of Appraisers if they feel that an appraisal rendered by an ASA member violates sound professional practice. ASA has permanent internal procedures for processing all documented grievances, assuring due process. Sanctions against members, if found to be in violation of the Code of Ethics, range from censure to expulsion with loss of professional designation.
Hiring an ASA-designated appraiser means you've put your trust in an ethical, experienced, knowledgeable professional with the country's oldest professional organization for appraisers standing behind him or her. You can have complete confidence that the work product of an ASA-designated appraiser will be prompt, professional and high-quality.
IFA designation (source: National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers - http://www.naifa.com/member/require/index.html)
IFA – Member is a designation conferred to a residential appraisal specialist who is a Member of the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers (NAIFA).
IFA designates must be a member (Candidate, Associate, or Affiliate) of NAIFA and must meet the following requirements for IFA – Member status:
IFAS Designation (source: National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers - http://www.naifa.com/member/require/index.html)
IFAS Senior Member is a designation awarded to the income-producing property specialist who is a Member of the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers (NAIFA).
IFAS designates must first meet the requirements for the IFA-Member designation and must meet the other following requirements for IFAS Senior Member status: