About Appraisals Northwest

Appraisals Northwest is a professional real estate consulting firm headquartered in Terrace, BC on traditional Ts'msyen (Tsimshian) territory of the Kitsumkalum and Kitselas First Nations. The company was established in 1995. Appraisals Northwest offers a comprehensive range of real estate valuation and consulting services throughout the Northern and Central regions of British Columbia. The company president, Miranda Leffler, has been with Appraisals Northwest since 2015, and she is proud to continue the tradition of excellence provided by the company’s founders, Keith Goodwin, William Henderson, and Karen Waldie.

AACI Designated Appraisal

Miranda Leffler is an AACI designated member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada. The AACI designation indicates fully accredited membership in AIC and demonstrates capabilities in all aspects of real estate valuation. Attaining the AACI designation involves a rigorous course of studies. The Appraisal Institute has adopted the Canadian Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice, which are adhered to in the services Appraisals Northwest provides.
The Appraisal Institute of Canada has a mandatory requirement for a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program. Appraisals Northwest is an impassioned participant in the CPD program, recognizing that only through ongoing learning can the company stay current with industry trends and continue to meet client demands.

Geographic Area Served

The majority of the business of Appraisals Northwest involves properties within the northwest region of BC, from the Queen Charlotte Islands in the West to Prince George in the East, and from the Central coast in the South to the Yukon border in the North.

We have also completed and are available for more complex assignments in the Peace and Cariboo regions (and beyond) when circumstances warrant.

Our Services

Point-in-Time Appraisals

Appraisals Northwest offers expertise for:

√ clients who require an estimate of a property’s current market value at a specific date or point-in-time.

√ clients for a variety of purposes, including acquisition and sale, mortgage financing, re-allocation of inter-company assets, probate, dissolution of matrimonial assets, and litigation.

√ complete appraisals of all types of vacant and improved properties, including single family, multi-family, special purpose, recreational, hospitality, commercial and industrial.

Other Services

In addition to real estate appraisal, the company is also engaged in provision of a wide range of real estate valuation, consulting and support services that include the following:

Property Assessment and Taxation Matters

The company has the capacity to provide property owners with advice and support with respect to property assessments, filing appeals on the basis of incorrect valuation, inventory, classification, and application of exemptions. Appraisals Northwest is able to lead and conduct negotiations with BC Assessment, and may appear before the Property Assessment Appeal Board as an expert witness.

Expropriation/Public Acquisitions

Appraisals Northwest has worked with various governmental agencies and First Nations groups to establish the basis for, and to quantify the amount of compensation payable, as a result of whole and partial takings for roadways, utilities and other public works, injurious affection, business loss and severance damages.

Property Insurance Matters

The company has provided replacement cost and actual value estimates for insurance purposes. Appraisals Northwest will work with insurance adjusters and property owners to provide support to negotiations of insurance claims, following partial or total losses of property.

Real Estate Support & Market Research

Appraisals Northwest is pleased to provide value-added professional support to government, corporate, and First Nations clients who require professional advice on matters relating to their real estate assets, as well as new commercial and industrial development proposals.

Services include:

● site searches
● site selection
● highest and best use and feasibility studies
● subdivision and/or redevelopment advice
● rezoning applications
● tenure applications
● property marketing strategies

The company has provided market research for business proposals and socio-economic impact

Property Inventory and Database Design/Maintenance

Appraisals Northwest offers design for custom property databases for clients with multiple properties. Databases are designed to allow for periodic updates and may include:

● property inventory
● lease information
● mapping
● assessment and tax information
● any other data pertinent to the client’s specific needs

Our Clients

One of the most enjoyable things about working in a large geographic area is the diverse range of clients that Appraisals Northwest is able to serve. Each client has differing needs in terms of real estate related services and that is an exciting challenge.

In all business endeavors, every effort is made to provide clients with sound, well-supported advice which addresses the client’s unique needs. As a result, over the years Appraisals Northwest has been rewarded with established, successful business relationships and a loyal client base. This client base includes, among others:

● federal, provincial, regional and municipal governments
● First Nations governing bodies, economic development and housing corporations
● government agencies and crown corporations
● not-for-profit groups, heritage and environmental groups
● financial institutions
● major industry
● insurance brokers and adjusters
● commercial enterprises, ranging from multinationals to small, local businesses

Contact us today by phone or email, listed below! Appraisals Northwest looks forward to doing business with you.