Background

RESIDENTIAL

Keystone’s residential team combines more than fifty years of experience completing residential appraisal assignments across the entirety of the East, West, and Boundary regions of the Kootenays. No property is too far nor too remote. We have experience with all residential property types including single family dwellings, manufactured homes, acreages, waterfront, as-complete construction, and a variety of other uses.

We understand that the residential appraisal process is often a critical step in a longer process, and we are committed to meeting your specific timing needs. Urgent assignments are given the highest priority, but all reports are completed within the agreed time frame which typically takes only a few days.

The appraisal process is independent, professional, and confidential at all times, and our staff are trained in the importance of serving each client’s specific needs. Below we have outlined the pathway that a typical assignment takes:

OUR PROCESS

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation and with the intention of keeping our staff and clients safe, Keystone will be modifying our appraisal methodology to avoid the interior inspection of occupied homes and commercial buildings. Until further notice the appraiser will complete the assignment using a combination of exterior inspection, exterior measurement, owner-provided photographs, and owner-signed property disclosure forms. The appraisal report will include extraordinary assumptions to this effect.

We would recommend that our clients discuss this approach with the intended users of the report and confirm that they will accept an appraised value based upon this methodology. We are available to discuss this with your lenders as needed. Our staff can be reached at 250.352.6855 or admin@keystoneappraisals.ca.

Keystone is also closing our offices to the public as of March 17th, 2020. We can be reached at the above phone number or email and at www.keystoneappraisals.ca.

Keystone is committed to providing real estate appraisal and consulting services to all our clients in these challenging times and thank you for your assistance and understanding.