Looking for a certified residential appraiser in the Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, San Joaquin or Yolo area?

You’ve come to the right place!

When you’re looking for a real estate appraiser in the Sacramento and surrounding areas, your search should start and end here.  Arctic Appraisals appraises real estate in the metro Sacramento area, and we are also property appraisers throughout Sacramento County and surrounding areas.  Sacramento home values are unique, and you need a local Sacramento appraiser with experience completing appraisals in Sacramento County and surrounding areas.

We are a leading provider of appraisals for:

· Estate Planning; Estate Value 

· Divorce Settlement 

· Retrospective Value

  Prospective/Future Value

· Private Mortgage Insurance Removal

We provide Litigation Appraisals and Expert Witness Testimony for both Civil and Family Law.  Please contact us for information on availability and pricing.

An appraiser must remain unbiased in performing an appraisal of a property. But we can consult with you and advise you about the relative strength of an appraisal presented by opposing parties. We can also perform additional research and analysis to support or discredit assumptions or conclusions.

At Arctic Appraisals we specialize in litigation appraisals, estate, probate, retrospective, divorce and private purchase residential real estate appraisals.

• Certified Residential Appraiser
• Highest-Quality Appraisal Reports
• Unsurpassed Customer Service
• Sensitive to clients concerns and needs
• Professional service
• Consistent communication with clients
• Electronic Ordering and Delivery Available
• Competitive Pricing
• FHA/HUD Approved Appraiser

Appraisal Order Form.pdf

Appraisal Price Sheet 2018.pdf

Date of death/Estate valuations

Estate tax liability. Disposition of assets under a will or in probate. There are many situations -- none of them lacking stress and complexity -- where you might need an appraisal of property that states an opinion of what the property was worth on a date some time ago, rather than when the appraisal is ordered. For estate tax purposes or disposition of the assets of a decedent, a "date of death" valuation is often required. (Sometimes, the executor of the estate may choose to have the date be six months after the date of death -- but the same principles apply.)


Attorneys, accountants, executors and others rely on Arctic Appraisals for "date of death" valuations because such appraisals require special expertise and training. They require a firm that's been in the area for some time and can effectively research comparable contemporaneous sales. 


Real property isn't like publicly traded stock or other items which don't fluctuate in value very much or for which historical public data is available. You need a professional real estate appraiser, bound by the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) for a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism, and you need the kind of quality report and work product taxing authorities and courts need and expect. 


Divorce Appraisals in the state of California by Arctic Appraisals

We know that divorce is never easy. There are numerous issues looming, including what to do with the house. There are generally two choices when discussing the house - it can be sold and the proceeds split, or one party can "buy out" the other. In either case, one or both parties would find it in their best interest to order an appraisal of the common real estate.

A divorce appraisal needs a well-supported, professional report that can be supported in court. Arctic Appraisals guarantees the very best in service with courtesy and top notch analysis. Handling the sensitive challenges of a divorce situation is familiar territory for us. Whether you are using mediation, litigation, collaborative or no 3rd party assistance, Arctic Appraisals is here to help.

Arctic Appraisals can help if you need an appraisal for the purposes of a divorce or other division of assets.

California attorneys as well as accountants depend on our analysis when figuring out what real property is worth for estates, divorces, or other disputes depending on a value opinion. We have an abundance of expertise dealing with all the parties involved and are ready to assist with your needs. We provide appraisal reports for courts or various agencies that meet or exceed their requirements.

For attorneys handling a divorce, your case's evidence frequently requires an appraisal to ascertain market value for the residential real estate involved. A lot of the time the divorce date differs from the date you requested the appraisal. We are familiar with the techniques and what is imperative to complete a retrospective appraisal that has an effective date and Market Value conclusion matching the date of divorce. We handle many divorce appraisals, and we understand that they need to be handled with total professionalism. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) means the highest amount of confidentiality, guaranteeing you the utmost discretion.

Have confidence in your listing price with an appraisal from Arctic Appraisals.

Are you working with a real estate agent to list your property? More than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes a list of sale homes in your area. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your home's time on the market, this is a vital step.

In our opinion, though, you should also get a pre-listing appraisal from a licensed professional who tracks real estate values for living - BEFORE putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

That's where we come in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get a skillful listing price for your home in today's evolving market. Contact us today.

Arctic Appraisals can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will bring in potential buyers, and we can also:

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you find a a prospective buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your house's state inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make yourself aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected difficulties that cause negotiations to fall through
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they expected, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. There are also plenty of home sellers who think their home is worth much more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property will not attract potential buyers, which means you throw away time and money and are left with no prospects for buying your home. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

Improvements that add value to your home

There are so many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property. Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it... Is now the time to add a deck... Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel... Practically any project has the potential to influence value in some way. But not everything will have the same bang for the buck. A kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, but it may not justify the expenses involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price -- our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Arctic Appraisals.

Who should choose us to serve their real estate appraisal needs?

  • Estate, Family Law, Divorce, Civil Law, Bankruptcy and Tax Attorneys:
    We are experts in providing accurate appraisals and reviews for both personal and litigation purposes on residential real estate.  We perform full residential appraisals, drive-bys with exterior photos, interior inspections, single family, multi-family, condo, manufactured housing and vacant land.
  • REALTORS® and real estate agents:
    We offer pre-listing appraisal services in the Sacramento and surrounding counties.
  • FSBOs, home sellers and homeowners:
    A listing appraisal can be a powerful tool for a for-sale-by-owner home seller.  And give yourself peace of mind that your largest investment — your home— is really worth what you think it is by obtaining a professional appraisal.

If your needs include a professional, prompt, accurate real estate appraisal, contact us or order online to get started today.

Serviced Zip Codes By County

Sacramento, CA

95608-95611, 95615, 95621, 95624, 95626, 95628, 95630, 95632, 95638, 95639, 95641, 95660, 95662, 95670, 95673,95680, 95683, 95690, 95693, 95741, 95758, 95759, 95763, 95814-95838, 95841, 95842, 95843, 95864

El Dorado, CA

95613, 95614, 95619, 95623, 95636, 95656, 95664, 95667, 95672, 95682, 95684, 95709, 95726, 95762

Placer, CA

95602-95604, 95631, 95648, 95650, 95658, 95661, 95663, 95677, 95678, 95701, 95703, 95713-95715, 95722, 95736, 95746, 95747, 95765

San Joaquin, CA

95202-95210, 95212, 95215, 95219, 95220, 95227, 95230, 95231, 95234,95236, 95237, 95240-95242, 95253, 95258, 95267, 95304, 95320, 95330, 95336, 95337, 95366, 95378, 95385, 95686

Yolo, CA

95605-95607, 95612, 95616-95618, 95627, 95637, 95645, 95653, 95679, 95691, 95694, 95695, 95697, 95698, 95776, 95937

If you do not see the zip code you are looking for, you may contact us for further information.

*Areas of higher elevation may be subject to weather permitting.

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We perform appraisals and appraisal services in the following areas:

  • Sacramento County real estate
  • Yolo County real estate
  • Solano County real estate
  • San Joaquin County real estate
  • El Dorado County real estate
  • Placer County real estate


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