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, owner-signed property disclosure forms, and/or our new “Walkthrough” software which allows homeowners to provide photos, descriptions, and information via a secure web-based application. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keystone is also now working solely from remote and/or home offices. We can be reached at the above phone number or email and at keystone-consulting.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.