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Our Services

     With over 70 years of combined experience, our team is dedicated to providing clear, effective solutions to your property valuation challenges. We are not just valuation consultants an advisors, we strive to be your strategic partners, delivering personalized analysis and trusted valuation advice. At Vanderbilt, we turn real estate complexity into your strategic advantage.


For two decades, Vanderbilt Appraisal Company has been a trusted resource for clients in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Providing a broad range of exceptional residential and commercial valuation and consulting services. We offer a range of top-notch offerings, including but not limited to:

  • Residential Appraisals:


From cozy New York apartments to Hamptons beach houses and sprawling estates in Connecticut, Vanderbilt’s Residential Appraisal Services portfolio spans all types of residential properties. The team has a stellar track record of completing thousands of appraisals every year, making them a trusted partner for banks and law firms alike. The appraisal group’s expertise extends to an array of services - mortgage financing, litigation support, valuation for matrimonial cases, and valuation for trust and estate planning.

Since its inception, Vanderbilt Residential Appraisal Services has successfully executed over 50,000 appraisal assignments across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The group’s steadfast commitment to accuracy and quality, combined with their extensive experience, has cemented their reputation as a dependable valuation partner in the real estate landscape.

Founded in 2003, Vanderbilt Residential Appraisal Services is the creation of Michael Vargas and Terra Holdings, the powerhouse in real estate affairs known for owning Brown Harris Stevens. Michael Vargas, a well-known appraisal executive with over 30 years of experience, is distinguished as an expert in residential real estate appraisal and the valuation of complex, high-value properties.

  • Commercial Appraisals:


Vanderbilt Commercial Appraisal Services Group, a dynamic arm of the well-regarded Vanderbilt brand, is your one-stop solution for everything relating to commercial real estate appraisals and consulting services. The Commercial Appraisal Services Group provides robust support when it comes to real litigation, matrimonial disputes, trust and estate appraisals, and mortgage financing reports. The group is also adept at development valuation and consulting, investment counseling, and market feasibility studies. Our team of valuation specialists are ready to provide expert testimonies in various jurisdictions to serve our clients' legal, tax, and accounting needs. Regardless of the level or type of the commercial property, our dedicated and knowledgeable team of valuation specialists are an invaluable resource in helping clients understand property value.

Leading the commercial division is David Fisch, Managing Partner, and New York State Certified General Appraiser. With over 20 years of experience at the company, Fisch has honed his skills in both commercial and residential properties. His professional journey has taken him from earning his CPA in public accounting to becoming an equity analyst before joining Vanderbilt. Now, he brings a wealth of expertise to ensure our commercial property clients receive unparalleled service and invaluable insights.

  • Real Estate Consulting Services:


In the complex world of real estate, Vanderbilt's Consulting Services Group serves as a trusted guide, providing clear and effective solutions to real estate challenges. This dedicated team has accumulated over 70 years of combined experience, delivering personalized analysis and advice to valued clients. Whether you need expert insights into market trends, guidance on property acquisitions, or help strategizing for investments, Vanderbilt has the expertise to assist.

  • Market research and demand/supply analysis

  • Highest and best use analysis

  • Feasibility studies

  • Acquisitions and dispositions

  • Development/Project Summaries

  • Ownership strategies

  • Expert witness testimony

  • Preparation for arbitration and mediation

  • Investment analysis and strategy

  • Portfolio due diligence

  • Eminent domain issues


  • Divorce Appraisals:


Efficient, accurate appraisals are a cornerstone of representing clients effectively in divorce proceedings. Divorce attorneys leverage Vanderbilt's swift and reliable property valuations to reach fair, equitable settlements in a timely manner. Quick turnarounds on appraisals can significantly reduce the time clients spend in the uncertainty phase of asset division, thereby lessening the emotional and financial strain of lengthy divorce processes. Vanderbilt's precise appraisals inform negotiation strategies, fostering a more collaborative rather than contentious atmosphere. This efficiency directly translates into cost savings for clients, allowing cases to be resolved expediently, while ensuring the distribution of assets is based on the most reliable market data.


  • Trust & Estate Appraisals:


Vanderbilt's unparalleled expertise extends to serving trust and estate attorneys, where accurate valuations are paramount for estate planning, tax reporting, and probate matters. The company's in-depth analyses help in determining the precise value of properties, which is critical for developing trust agreements, aiding in estate settlements, and ensuring compliance with taxation requirements. Their seasoned professionals are versed in the nuances of estate-related appraisals and work closely with attorneys to provide the necessary valuation support for making informed decisions that protect client interests and uphold the fiduciary responsibilities involved in estate management.

  • Family Office & Wealth Management Appraisals:


Appraisers are critical advisors for high net worth clients when it comes to safeguarding and optimizing their wealth portfolios. Vanderbilt Appraisal Company delivers meticulous appraisals for a range of wealth-related considerations, including investment strategy, asset diversification, and legacy planning. Our clients are equipped with accurate knowledge to help mitigate risk in investment decisions, offering clarity that can reinforce a client’s negotiation position in transactions. Moreover, Vanderbilt's expertise assists in identifying untapped potential or overvalued risk within a portfolio. With a precise understanding of asset worth enabled by professional appraisers, high net worth individuals can navigate the complexities of wealth management with confidence and strategic foresight.

Areas Served

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Regional Coverage, Local Expertise, Superior Service


• Guaranteed turnaround times

• Competitive fees 

• Personalized customer service

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