Appraisal Review Specialists, Specializing in the Review of Eminent Domain Real Estate Appraisal and Specialist Reports
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Our Team

Management Personnel

Philip J. Swartz, AI-GRS, AI-RRS manages receiving, recording, tracking and assigning incoming appraisal reports for review, preparation of Scope of Work documents, proofreading and the ongoing flow of work.

Mr. Swartz is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in Pennsylvania, Georgia, South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland and Delaware. Mr. Swartz holds the specialized AI-GRS and AI-RRS designations from the Appraisal Institute and has extensive experience in eminent domain valuations, appraisal review assignments and conservation easement valuation and is currently one of only several review appraisers in the United States pre-approved for technical review assignments for the USDA/NRCS Easement Programs. Mr. Swartz is affiliated with the Appraisal Institute, the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers and the International Right-of-Way Association.

Review Appraisers

Our team of appraisers and review appraisers is extensive and because of the many professional reviewers on staff, we have the ability to complete work on a project in a timely manner. ARS deals with "Rush" jobs on a regular basis.

The staff of ARS review appraisers is comprised of former review appraisers from Pennsylvania DOT, Virginia DOT and West Virginia DOT.

Appraisal Review Specialists, LLC (ARS) is uniquely qualified to review highly complex appraisal reports. This firm consists of professional appraisers and review appraisers with many years of experience appraising and reviewing appraisal reports on virtually all types of property. ARS is the only known firm in the United States that actually specializes in the review of Eminent Domain Appraisal Reports. Appraisal Review Specialists, LLC has specialists available who can review appraisals on any type of real property, machinery and equipment as well as, timber, coal, oil, gas and other mineral interests and conservation easements.

ARS review staff includes an individual, Philip J. Swartz, who is one of eight review appraisers approved to review appraisal reports for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) nationwide.

Appraisal Review Specialists, LLC personnel have written or assisted in writing appraisal requirements manuals in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia.

As individuals, ARS Review Appraisers have performed reviews of several thousand appraisal reports for numerous agencies nationwide.

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