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There are many types of real estate appraisals for many different purposes. Count on S.M. Davidson & Associates, a full-service appraisal and consulting firm, to know exactly the kind you need and the formatting it requires—whether for commercial, industrial, residential*, or special-purpose property; whether for financial, legal or government use.


You want an appraiser who doesn't take shortcuts, who meticulously evaluates every relevant piece of information. Our appraisals meet all requirements of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and the Appraisal Institute (AI), promulgated by the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and other regulatory authorities.


Critical financial and legal decisions are made on the basis of an appraisal. S.M. Davidson & Associates brings decades of experience to provide valuations you can depend on for their high level of accuracy—specializing in investment-related properties.


You can be confident our appraisals meet and exceed all development and reporting requirements of the court system, financial institutions, government agencies, and professional organizations.


S.M. Davidson & Associates is equipped to meet your most time-critical assignments. We pride ourselves in our ability to get your valuations done on schedule, no matter how large or complex the assignment.


Our expert valuation and consultation services are backed by our sterling professional qualifications, including: Senior Designated Member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA); highest level of state licensing (AG) in California; and MAI designation by the Appraisal Institute (AI); all of which are maintained through the continuing educational requirements of state and professional organizations.

S.M. Davidson & Associates is ideally situated for assignments throughout California and Nevada, and is capable of serving the entire US and beyond. Our products and services are guaranteed to meet or exceed your highest expectations for quality, impartiality and privacy. We're ready to assist you 24/7 and will take the time to fully explain the appraisal process so you understand what to expect. In fact, our clients are so impressed with our unparalleled service, they come back to us again and again for real estate appraisals, analysis and consultation. You will, too.

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Residential appraisals and consultation services are solely provided for litigation support and tax-related needs. 

As a complimentary service, we are providing up-to-date residential real estate news via BankRate along with today's residential mortgage rates (located on the right side of this page) and commercial real estate news for the Los Angeles County area via Costar Comps, Inc. (located below).


Today's Rates

Mtg Loan Rate APR
30-yr Fixed 3.48% 3.59%
15-yr Fixed 2.76% 2.91%
1-yr Adj 2.74% 3.4%
* national averages

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