Bernhardt Appraisal

Portland, OR

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

We do not do mortgage/ lending-use appraisals, so that allows us to focus on legal/ attorney-related work, especially probate/ estate appraisals, and divorce appraisals. Being a divorce appraiser and probate/ estate appraisal specialist keeps us focused on two specific sets of clients, who we enjoy helping with real estate appraisals. Last, appraiser, Nathan Bernhardt holds specific real estate certifications, beyond the Oregon Appraiser Certification, for probate real estate, and divorce real estate.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I like the "pure-valuation" professionalism required of working with the legal and tax communities, and their clients.

Location

Portland, OR 97221

Years in business

20

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

11

Reviews

2 Reviews
  • Kelvin W. Feb 3, 2017
    Real Estate Appraisal
    Verified Review
    Appraisal for probating an estate
    Nathan, provided a thorough appraisal of my mother's property for purposes of estate settlement. Nathan's very personable and responsive.
  • Julie D. Mar 16, 2016
    Real Estate Appraisal
    Verified Review
    great, thorough appraisal

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
On pricing, I like to save people money by not giving them more than they need, report-wise. There is no need to charge big money for a 30 or 40 page report, when a thinner report will yield the same result, but without all the "bells and whistles".
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
A quick, friendly conversation to see if their needs fit well with our services. Then we can price the appraisal and discuss timeline.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am an Oregon Certified Residential Appraiser, and hold specific certifications for both divorce and estate/ probate estate. I also hold a real estate salesperson license in Oregon.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My dad is an appraisal professor- appraiser. I grew up learning this stuff from the best! His zeal for appraising really stood out.
What types of customers have you worked with?
WE FOCUS ON DIVORCE APPRAISAL AND PROBATE/ ESTATE APPRAISAL. WE DO NOT PERFORM APPRAISALS FOR LOANS/ MORTGAGE QUALIFICATION.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I really like it when I am able to help families get through situations where uncertainty, or negative situations(messy divorces, tangled estates, or probates) can be helped by my appraisal. It feels really good to provide clarity, and receive appreciation for the effort.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
The internet is there for you to use, and calling is cheap. Talk to appraisers, find the right person who really fits your job profile.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Timeline, unique properties of the real estate that should be disclosed earlier...