Looking for a specialist in the Ocean-Monmouth County area?
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When looking for a real estate appraiser in Ocean-Monmouth Counties, including most of New Jersey, your search starts and ends here.  We appraise real estate in both counties along with the remainder of most portions of New Jersey.  Real estate values in these areas are unique, and you benefit by using a local appraiser like RU Appraisals, LLC. Who should choose us to serve their real estate appraisal needs?

A local expert. Yes, you can call the two counties local. I am the local expert.  I understand what that means, but I am a licensed Certified General Appraiser who can appraise any property type throughout New Jersey.  When I did mortgage lending work in the residential market, they tried to keep you local to avoid time on the road and faster turn time.  As I expanded my appraisal business, I began to understand you should be able to do any type of property in any location as long as you are competent in the area. Thus, this can mean driving the area and talking to local municipal officials, realtors, and even homeowners/business owners. I would venture to state that any good appraiser should be able to familiarize themselves with an area to do a complete appraisal. Certain regions have characteristics you must know that affect the value. For example,  waterfront properties, but any good appraiser should be able to figure out immediately that waterfront properties require waterfront sales.  I have seen that an appraiser does not use waterfront sales on a property.


I live in Whiting, NJ, Manchester Township, in a 55-plus community.  Does that make me an expert in 55 plus? Of course. I have completed appraisals in Manchester Township and surrounding areas, so I know the area and what to look for. I am familiar with it because I live here.  In the end, if you work in a particular area, most likely, you do become the local expert in that area.  I have completed land appraisals in Jersey City.  If you know the city at all. The urbanites use local transit to and from employment centers such as NYC. The subject property that I appraised was located in a redevelopment zone.   I had to find land in similar redevelopment zones.  Another critical factor was that I found land closer to the Path trains at a premium, which makes logical sense.  Again, by doing the property research, you can be a local expert in a short time. Most importantly, properly analyzing what is driving the market to arrive at the value.  I look forward to working on solving your valuation issues. Please call me today   at 609-203-1194 or text me.