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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


appraiser
A professional who is hired to determine the current value of real estate or other property. Some appraisers specialize in residential houses for the purpose of setting a sales price or securing a mortgage. Other appraisers specialize in particular assets, such as jewelry.
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Buying a House
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Selling a House

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


appraiser
A person selected or appointed by a competent authority or an interested party to evaluate the financial worth of property.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


appraiser
A person selected or appointed by a competent authority or an interested party to evaluate the financial worth of property.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

appraiser
n.
   a professional who makes appraisals of the value of property. Some specialize in real property, and others in other types of assets from rugs to rings. A careful, well-trained and practical appraiser may be more important than any other professional in a transaction, since one who grossly undervalues or overvalues property (or has no knowledge of true value) can wreak havoc. Where possible, a person should ask for a profile of other clients and training, and ask whether the appraiser is "MAI" (Member, Appraisal Institute).
   See also: appraise

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • appraiser — ap‧prais‧er [əˈpreɪzə ǁ ər] noun [countable] 1. PROPERTY someone whose job is to judge the condition and value of something, especially property; = VALUER: • If the two sides cannot agree, the price will be determined by an independent appraiser …   Financial and business terms

  • Appraiser — Ap*prais er, n. [See {Appraise}, {Apprizer}.] One who appraises; esp., a person appointed and sworn to estimate and fix the value of goods or estates. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appraiser — (n.) early 15c., agent noun from APPRAISE (Cf. appraise) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Appraiser — An appraiser (from Latin appretiare , to value), is one who sets a value upon property,real or personal. In England the business of an appraiser is usually combined with that of an auctioneer, while theword itself has a similar meaning to that of …   Wikipedia

  • appraiser — A person selected to value property, for example, an appraiser of a decedent s property for inheritance tax purposes, or an appraiser of imported goods. See customs appraiser …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Appraiser — A practitioner who has the knowledge and expertise necessary to estimate the value of an asset, or the likelihood of an event occurring, and the cost of such an occurrence. Ideally, an appraiser acts independently of the buying and selling… …   Investment dictionary

  • appraiser — [[t]əpre͟ɪzə(r)[/t]] appraisers N COUNT An appraiser is someone whose job is to estimate the cost or value of something such as property. [AM] (in BRIT, use valuer) …   English dictionary

  • appraiser — appraise ► VERB 1) assess the quality or nature of. 2) give (an employee) an appraisal. 3) (of an official valuer) set a price on. DERIVATIVES appraisee noun appraiser noun. USAGE Appraise is frequently confused …   English terms dictionary

  • appraiser — noun see appraise …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • appraiser — See appraisingly. * * * …   Universalium

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