Investor Glossary-appraiserInvestor Glossary-appraiserInvestor Glossary-appraiserInvestor Glossary-appraiserInsightful stock market charts - Click here
investor
Categories    # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Appraiser

The HTML to link to this page
 

An appraiser is a person educated and trained to set an unbiased value on real or personal property. The term appraiser comes from the Latin word appretiare, which means to value. An appraiser is contracted to examine, research, consult and/or report on the worth of a specified property. The process that an appraiser uses is called an appraisal. An appraiser can be involved in commercial and residential properties, artwork, horses and jewelry, among others. The most common type of appraiser is a real estate appraiser. A real estate appraiser examines and determines the market value of properties based on condition and the selling prices of comparable properties. Banks will request the services of an appraiser to help them determine feasible loan amounts. Often a court will appoint an appraiser to value the estate of a deceased person or on land seized for public purposes under the rights of eminent domain. Another common type of appraiser is an art appraiser. An art appraiser not only determines the value of a piece of artwork, but the appraiser also proves authenticity. Typically, an appraiser is certified by a regulatory agency.



Rate this appraiser definition...

Learn about investing with the Investor Glossary Term of the Day


Click here for insightful stock market charts. Where is the market headed? The answer may surprise you. Find out
with the exclusive & Barron's recommended charts of Chart of the Day.


Popular Terms: in escrow, wholly-owned subsidiary, risk management, phantom income, class C shares, deferred tax, minority interest, 1031 exchange, command economy, stock market close, VIX, 144a, average price per share, cancelled check, deferred revenue, 401a, 1035 exchange, EBITDA, required rate of return, debt service coverage, option premium, current ratio, margin rate, open position, limit order, reverse mortgage, FICO score, Zero Cost Collar, covered put, ex-dividend, FTSE, real GDP, liquidity ratio, LIBOR, labor relations, balance sheet, implied volatility, Key Rate Duration, irrevocable trust, diluted share, quality assurance, retained earnings, stock split, inflation, APR, ex-dividend date, dividends payable, annual return, per diem


Accounting | Banking | Bonds | Brokers | Economy | Futures | Mutual Funds | Options | Real Estate | Retirement | Stocks | Taxes | Technical Analysis
Investor Glossary | Term of the Day | Suggest a Term | Chart of the Day | Dogs of the Dow
©2004-2016 Investor Glossary - All rights reserved - Terms of Use