Appraising the Appraisal Process

The author of this article, Jason Little, is Director of Valuation and Analytical Services for Forest Resource Consultants. He has more than 15 years of experience in forestland valuation projects across the southeastern United States. Clients have utilized his work for investor reporting, estate planning and division, acquisition and disposition decision-making, and numerous other objectives. This article was originally published in the July-August 2023 edition of the Forest Landowners magazine.

Appraisal Process

Management of the appraisal process can be a daunting task for you, your family, and your business. The key to successful management is engaging a competent certified appraiser experienced in forestland valuation. Appraisals can be invaluable tools in the planning process for estates, families, generational transfers, and businesses. With more than 40 years completing forestland appraisals, we have witnessed families, businesses, and investors reap significant returns on investment after completing a quality mapping, timber inventory, and appraisal project. Hopefully, this article will clarify the appraisal process and be a resource for you in the management of your forestland property.

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