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A full-service real estate appraisal company providing a complete spectrum of residential and commercial real estate valuation and consulting services.
What is your  property worth ?

The methods of valuation differ depending on the property type but the end result of a detailed appraisal should always provide you with a reliable indication of the full potential market value. Market value is defined as the most likely price an equally motivated and well informed buyer and seller would reach after the property has been adequately exposed to the market. A property that has been sold under these conditions is called an "arm's length sale". Conversely, it is important that non arms length property sales be identified and eliminated from consideration within the appraisal. A few important examples of non arms length sales include properties which sold between family members, properties that were under marketed for a quick sale, properties which sold under atypical conditions such as overly motivated seller or buyer, and foreclosures. 
    Market value is inherently connected to an adequate level of exposure and marketing time. Under marketed properties typically sell for less than their full potential value. 
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"I highly recommend Brett K. Schermerhorn, Certified General Appraiser, for both simple and complicated real estate appraisals including those that are involved in litigation. He recently testified in a case involving the value of a family farm, in connection with a divorce.  His appraisal was accepted over the competing one, and his testimony about potential subdivision potential was reasonable and based upon the facts presented. He effectively analyzed the areas of speculation in the competing appraisal and gave the judge clear reasons for rejecting it. Brett is thorough and uses sound judgment in balancing the factors which affect the final value of a property.  He testifies with clear, articulate sentences that everyone can understand, and he is respectful to the lawyers, and the judges throughout the process.  He does his homework!"

-Mary G. Kirkpatrick,
Kirkpatrick & Goldsborough, PLLC
1233 Shelburne Road, Suite E-1
South Burlington, VT  05403

There are a great number of factors involved within the appraisal of real estate, all of which are carefully considered within each appraisal I engage in. As always, I am commitment to providing you with a dependable, ethical, and reliable professional appraisal service. Additionally, as a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser I have achieved the highest level of licensing.

Lenders, attorneys, accountants, private property owners, investors, buyers, sellers, developers, government agencies & municipalities, nonprofit organizations, insurance companies, brokers and consumers, have all relied on my services to provide objective, unbiased, timely, and precise appraisal reports.  
Client Reviews
Brett Schermerhorn has reached his goal to become a top real estate appraiser in the greater Chittenden County area.” 

-John Vickery,
City Assessor of Burlington, VT
"We just sold a home in Hinesburg and want to highly recommend Brett Schermerhorn, the certified general real estate appraiser we used to determine the asking price. We had previously had two different realtors look at the property and tell us what they thought we should ask, but their numbers were SO far apart ($50k difference) that we decided to hire a professional appraiser. Brett completed a much more thorough appraisal than either of the realtors had, and came back with a market valuation of $425K, which was significantly higher ($12,500 more) than the highest of the broker opinions that the realtors provided. We advertised the home for sale by owner on Picket Fence Preview and within 5 minutes were contacted by our buyers who made a full price offer within 3 days and closed on the house a month later. The cost of the appraisal was well worth it, and having the professional appraisal report gave both us and the buyers the confidence that we were selling at a fair price."

-Maggie Eppstein, Ph.D
Professor, UVM
“Over the past several months, I have had the pleasure to worth with Brett as he completed a recent appraisal for Northwestern Medical Center. Although this was the first opportunity I had to work with Brett, he has done other appraisal work for NMC in the past. We have found Brett to be thorough and accurate in the work he has done. He is approachable and is skilled in his field of experience. He has spent a significant a significant amount of time over his career to continue to advance himself in the appraisal field. He achieved the highest level of appraisal licensing (certified general appraiser) at the age of 31 and is currently working on finalizing the process of obtaining the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute. He remains committed to the career of commercial property appraisal.” 

-Christopher Hickey, 
Sr. Vice President and CFO
Northwestern Medical Center, Inc.
The Town of Colchester contracted with Brett to complete the appraisals of all the “Class A” office buildings within a specific neighborhood. Brett spent a lot of time to ensure the Town got a good product. This was not an easy assignment, because the data was not easy to come by. Many of the property owners were not willing to cooperate. In the end the appraisals were well thought out and the town was happy with the results. He was easy to work with and he backed up his opinion of value with expertise.” 

-Robert Vickery
City Assessor of Colchester, VT
"Not only was Brett a pleasure to work with, he was also very professional and clearly has a lot of experience. I certainly didn't give him an easy task with a remote house in the Northeast Kingdom with no clear comps and an awkward layout. Brett came back with an extremely detailed, fair, and prompt appraisal of our unique house. I am very impressed with the work he put in and the results. I can in good faith highly recommend Brett!"

-Megan Ahlburn

"My husband and I were extremely impressed with Brett’s professionalism and thorough explanation of the appraisal process. From what the valuation entailed to information on the housing market, Brett answered all of our questions. From start to finish we had a great experience and highly recommend him for your appraisal needs."

Debby Wright, Essex Junction, VT
“Brett is a very hard working and successful entrepreneur. He started his own commercial real estate appraisal business in 2010 and his business has been growing ever since. For the last few years, he has been working towards achieving the MAI designation through the Appraisal Institute, a global association of professional real estate appraisers. The MAI designation requires significant commitment from the appraiser including a high level of education, examinations, professional experience and work review. Brett is a past volunteer EMT with Essex Rescue and is involved with charity events such as marathons and triathlons.”  

-Mark Brooks, MAI
President / Commercial Real Estate Appraiser
Allen & Brooks, Inc.
Champlain Valley Appraisal Services, PLLC, Waterbury, VT 05676. 
Brett Schermerhorn
 Phone: 802-881-0622