An Online Appraisal Estimating Service

Produce credible single-family residence appraisals -- in as little as five minutes. A smart resource for appraisers using the cost approach. Reports consider all significant cost variables and both physical and functional depreciation.

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National Appraisal Estimator Features

Meaningful reports, fast

Reports cover all important variables including more than 30 construction cost categories, adjusted for geographic area.

Reports also include functions required by state laws such as California 10 CCR 2695.183 and Florida ATB #006-10. You get unlimited reports for one low monthly price.

Access anywhere

The National Appraisal Estimator is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application. That means our software lives in the cloud, setup is instant, there’s no need for any maintenance, and you have access to the most up-to-data cost data available.

Current cost data you can trust

The National Appraisal Estimator complies with the Uniform Appraisal Data (UAD) quality ratings and uses the same component-based models as Craftsman Book Co.’s National Building Cost Manual, a trusted print publication since 1975.

Dedicated technical support

Whether it’s a quick question or more tricky stuff, our support team is here to help you make the most of the National Appraisal Estimator.

Export reports into a wide variety of formats

Save, access, edit unlimited reports online, as well as export your reports as emails, PDF Documents, and Word Documents.

Answers to your questions

What's included in the National Appraisal Estimator report?

All construction costs including labor, material, equipment, plans, the building permit, supervision, overhead and profit, physical and functional depreciation.

How accurate are these costs?

Craftsman Book Company has published detailed construction cost data for over 50 years. Costs in Insurance Replacement Estimator are based on Craftsman's popular annual reference National Building Cost Manual. National Appraisal Estimator is not a substitute for judgment, analysis and sound valuation practice. It's an aid in developing an informed opinion of appraisal cost. There's room for legitimate disagreement on appraisal costs, even when complete plans and specifications are available, the date and site are established, and labor and material costs are identical for all contractors.

What costs are not included in the National Appraisal Estimator report?

Cost of the land, site development (such as bringing utilities to the site), government mandated fees and the cost of overcoming unusual soil conditions.

What about the cost of options, such as heating and cooling?

National Appraisal Estimator makes it easy to add the cost of features such as heating and cooling (including unit heaters), porches and decks, basements, balconies, fireplaces, garages and attics.

How much detail is in the report?

See a sample report (pdf document).