Adding VAL

to your appraisal letters

Adding VAL

to your appraisal letters

Why settle when you can have the best of both
Experts With Integrity
Analytical Problem Solvers

One of the reasons why the industry has not switched off ARGUS® in decades is that the appraisers think that their customers require them to use ARGUS®. Yet when we have talked to their customers, they don't. Help your appraisers by giving them the choice! When appraisers have the choice of what they use, everybody wins.

The How

You are likely sending the Appraiser a letter outlining your request. Make sure that the letter either

(a) tells them they have a choice, or
 
(b) specifically labels VAL as a valid choice.
 
For example:
 

If the valuation of the property includes the Income Capitalization Approach (both direct cap and discounted cash flow analyses), you are [required/requested/encouraged] to utilize Rockport VAL. The VAL model and reports shall be provided using the Rockport VAL platform ‘Share’ feature.

Silence leads to misunderstanding.

What if I'm an Appraiser?

Ask your client! We and third parties have done extensive research, and found that appraisal buyers very often are ok with you using whichever platform you would like. They want you to use the platform that you feel most comfortable in as it will allow you to most accurately and efficiently value the property.