Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about our appraisal process or our company experience? Check out our FAQ below, and if you still have questions contact us at anytime.

Which areas do you cover?

We exclusively specialize and cover only Manhattan.

Are you qualified to provide me with an official appraisal?

Yes, our appraisers are licensed by New York State to provide certified residential appraisals. Our staff experienced and knowledgeable appraisers with in-depth knowledge of the areas in which they perform appraisals.


Is the appraisal report you provide going to be acceptable for my purposes?

Our certified appraisals will be accepted by anyone, 100% money back guaranteed.


Do your appraisers have MAI designation?

Yes we have two appraisers in our company who hold the MAI designation.

Which type of properties do you appraise?

Some of the property types we appraise are:

  • Residential Condo, Co-op & Townhouses
  • Mixed-Use Properties
  • Retail Locations
  • Medical Space
  • Vacant Land
  • Industrial
  • Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Landmarked Buildings
  • Churches
How much experience does your firm have?

Our firm has been appraising real estate in Manhattan since 1984.  We are proud to say that we have over 30 years of experience in appraising both residential and commercial real estate.

Do you provide expert witness testimony?

Yes, our appraisers have ample experience providing expert witness testimony for various legal cases.  We charge an hourly rate which can be discussed with the appraiser directly.

How long does the appraisal process take?

We can turnaround an appraisal report anywhere between 24 hours to a few months.  This depends on many factors which include:

Purpose of appraisal, scope of assignment, how quick the client can turnaround required documentation, ease of accessing the property, etc.  The turnaround time will be discussed and guaranteed when the engagement letter is drawn up.

I like that someone answers the phone from 8:00am to 9:00pm. Most of the other appraisers I’ve dealt with leave voice mail to answer the phone for them, or never even return the call at all! When I call in I get a live person each and every time. This greatly reduces my precious time which is better spent prospecting for more clients
Joshua Hemel
Manhattan Real Estate Appraisals was there to assist me in the ugly matter of settling my father’s estate. The staff is courteous and helpful, and the appraiser explained how the process worked. It was one less headache I had to worry about! Would highly recommend them.
Jason Tomlinson
Well I can’t be judge but my attorney said the quality of your appraisal and service was the best he’s ever seen and I know he said he’d call you to do more work for him. Thanks again for helping me through my bankruptcy; you’ve made it a little less painful than it has already been.
Janet Nolsin
Thank you Manhattan Real Estate Appraisal for the 24-Hr Turnaround at no additional cost. Your appraiser was very professional and punctual; I would gladly recommend you in the future. You guys are AWESOME!
Margo Schwarz
These guys gave me exactly what I needed - a true fair market value. I called up Manhattan Real Estate Appraisals and they told me that they will appraise it as if they were appraising it for a bank. They said that this way it would reflect the true value of a home as it would be what a bank is willing to lend on. Lo and behold their appraisal came in at exactly the same amount the bank's appraiser came in for the mortgage loan. If you want a true unbiased opinion of value, call these guys up - they definitely know what they're doing.
James Fontana
Their customer service is superior to the competition and they have a solid grasp on the current demands of the industry. We would not use another company for appraising services because in our opinion they are the solution to all our needs. They truly stand as a testimony to what outstanding service and knowledge is in our industry.
Mina Abraham
It was such a pleasure working with Manhattan Real Estate Appraisals; they were very flexible with their scheduling and fulfilled their promise of a 24-Hr Turnaround! The appraisal was for tax grievance purposes and it eventually helped me to significantly reduce my property taxes. Their certified appraisal met all the requirements set forth by the town. I would highly recommend them in the future!
Stacey Fanara
I used this company to help settle my Father's estate. They knew what I needed even before I had a chance to explain. They provided me with a certified retrospective appraisal dated at the date of passing and were very professional throughout the whole process. I recommended them to my neighbor who was thinking of listing her home and she was very satisfied as well. Call these guys up, you can't go wrong.
Richard Collins

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