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Appraisals and Consultations


We have completed countless residential and commercial appraisals with our expertise — focusing primarily on geographic areas of Northern Illinois located west of Route 47. Our knowledge and database go back for more than 30 years. It is this tremendous resource that serves as a foundation for many additional assignments. We have completed assignments for the following purposes:

  • Financing
  • Estate Planning
  • IRS
  • Insurance
  • Litigation/Expert Witness
  • Partnership/Divorce
  • Purchase/Sale
  • Real Estate Assessment (Taxes)
  • Bankruptcy

Residential Services

servic1Our senior staff members have obtained the SRA designation through the Appraisal Institute. This is a graduate-level curriculum, which includes a written demonstration appraisal report and attaining 2,000 hours of qualifying experience beyond state certification requirements. SRA-designated members are recognized experts in appraising residential properties of all kinds.

Our quality is a necessary component, and we also appreciate the need our clients have for fast turnaround times and reasonable pricing. Our location, combined with our investment in technology, helps us fulfill these needs.

Diversification of Services

We service not only finance-related transactions, but also complete appraisals for divorce proceedings and estate purposes, among other uses. Our senior-level staff appraisers are qualified as expert witnesses in court.

Commercial Services

Jsite_m7acobson & Associates is a very diversified practice. We are active participants on a daily basis in virtually every real estate market/property type. If your property is an apartment building, a neighborhood shopping center or a hotel, we have the expertise to complete the assignment in an efficient and professional manner.

Industrial Services

Our industrial experience includes distribution warehouses, light and heavy manufacturing, as well as cold-storage facilities. We have also completed assignments on a number of self-storage facilities.


We understand that sometimes our client does not need an appraisal and rather is in need of data. We have helped numerous clients answer their questions because of our extensive in-house database covering our geographic specialization – Northern Illinois. We provide our clients with more than just data, presenting it in a professional and concise manner. Clients benefiting from our consultations include municipalities, owners, real estate brokers, other appraisal firms and investors, among others. Examples of some of the information provided to clients include the following:

  • Cost Comparables
  • Sale Data
  • Lease Information
  • Other Advisory Services

At Jacobson & Associates, we offer a full suite of services to help you with your real estate appraisal needs.