Banyan Appraisal is a Florida based residential real estate appraisal company that is owned and operated by Jim Bartlett.  We employ FHA approved certified residential appraisers who reside and provide property valuations in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Lee and DeSoto counties.  At Banyan Appraisal we ensure that our appraisers have a comprehensive and thorough working knowledge and appreciation of those residential areas to best meet your needs. 

We provide accurate and timely valuations for:

  • Single Family Homes
  • Duplex, Triplex, Quadraplex units
  • Manufactured Homes
  • Reverse Mortgages
  • FHA Appraisals
  • Condominiums 
  • Vacant Residential Sites
  • Divorce Settlement
  • Estate Valuations
  • REO Properties
  • Relocation Appraisals
  • Pre-Listing Appraisals
  • Private Mortgage Insurance Removal

At Banyan Appraisal our commitment to you is exceptional customer-friendly service, professional abilities and skills along with a rapid turnaround time within forty-eight hours of the confirmed appointment. This affords you the peace of mind and expertise you need and deserve, no matter the transaction.

By offering online appraisal ordering, coupled with automatic report status updates and electronic delivery of the final product, we are able to eliminate the run around and phone tag hassles sometimes associated with the appraisal process.  You are also more than welcome to call in or fax your order to us.  Whatever you're most comfortable doing.  Either way we promise ongoing communication regarding the appraisal's progress or issues that may develop. 

Through this web site, you can perform a number of tasks. Ordering an appraisal is just a click of a button away. Or, spend some time and find out a bit more about the appraisal business. The more you know, the better decision you can make. And check back frequently, as our content is always being updated.

Below you'll find numerous feeds to recent articles relating to the current real estate market . 

Today's Rates

Mtg Loan Rate APR
30-yr Fixed 3.8% 3.92%
15-yr Fixed 3.07% 3.23%
1-yr Adj 2.44% 3.03%
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