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When working with Eminent Domain and Condemnation cases, government agencies move quickly and need to offer a fair value the first time to prevent litigation. Keep the process quick, credible, and accurate with expert appraisers in the region

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Providing Accurate Assessments

When a government entity offers to buy a property, many owners feel the offer does not represent the true value and full use. Both parties want to resolve the issue quickly, and the best assessment from the start will speed up the process. Our team of assessors will use their decades of knowledge in the region combined with Master’s degrees in real estate to determine the highest and best use of a property and give an accurate offer.

Whether partnering with the local government agency or the property owner, our appraisals are accurate and credible to keep the process fair and quick.

Eminent Domain Appraisals in NJ, NY, PA, and beyond

Pyramid Real Estate Advisors specializes in eminent domain and condemnation appraisals throughout the Northeast, so we’ve worked with government agencies across the region, understanding the data necessary to create an informed opinion.

With designations from the Appraisal Institute, you can be confident in our ethical practices and the expertise of our principals.

Condemnation Cases

Each case requiring condemnation appraisals is different, with a variety of environmental concerns and emotions from the property owner. The government agency should offer a fair, accurate value the first time to save costs on litigation and move forward with the public use property quickly.

In condemnation and eminent domain cases on either side, you need an appraiser who can testify in court to your benefit and who can get you the best appraisal the first time.

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Eminent Domain & Condemnation Appraisal FAQs

How do government agencies determine fair market value?

Government agencies often hire their own appraisers to determine the fair market value, which is the highest price the property would sell for in the current market. This should not be a lower offer than the owner would get selling their homes or businesses to another seller.

Whether on the government or property owner’s side, having an accurate appraisal can speed up the process by offering the right price the first time or giving a credible counteroffer.

What’s the timeline for eminent domain cases?

The process can move very quickly, which is why many home and business owners feel like they don’t have a choice when they get the offer. But Pyramid Real Estate Advisors also move quickly. Our principals offer quick turnarounds with accurate assessments to ensure you give the best offer the first time and keep your good public opinion.

What should I look for in an eminent domain appraiser?

You’ll need an appraiser with experience in eminent domain cases and knowledge of the area. Since many agencies have their own lawyers, as well, you’ll want the appraiser with local connections and partners in the region. Condemnation appraisals also require quick turnaround times to see if the property is valuable for the public project.

Finally, you need an appraiser who will make a good impression when testifying in court. It’s not enough to have the credibility to back up the report, they also need to present their findings as an expert witness and prove why their assessment is accurate.

Pyramid Real Estate Advisors has the team you need to get the most accurate price in condemnation appraisals. Call us today to get started.

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