Residential Appraisal Services


quality and timely appraisal services.

I'm State Certified, FHA approved, Green Certified. I understand the need to have a local appraiser, with the knowledge of your specific market area, and appraisal experience capable of delivering an accurate and quality appraisal report within a timely manner. I have over 10 years of experience within Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Clara Counties.

When you're looking to find a qualified appraiser, make sure that he/she is certified, geographically competent, familiar with your type of property, and understands your specific market area. Make sure he/she is local.

frequently asked questions

To provide quality residential appraisal services, objectively, while going beyond the scope of work to satisfy our clients needs within a timely manner. Valetorre strives to provide quality residential appraisal services, while utilizing the latest technologies, in an effort to improve accuracy and efficiency of residential appraisal services. Background check available upon request.

We offer:

  • Competitive Fees - 1st order $75 off  (If mentioned at inspection)
  • 12+ years of experience
  • Geographic Competence within specific market areas
  • Fast and Accurate results


What is a Residential Appraiser?

An appraiser is an independent, unbiased third party, contracted by a client to perform an opinion of value. 

WHat Does the APpraiser do during an inspection?

For a specifically ordered interior inspection, the appraiser will take measurements of the subject property, and any other outbuildings, take photos of the interior, exterior, neighborhood, street, view, and other influences to value. 

How long does the inspection take, and how should i prepare?

The entire inspection process generally takes between 30 - 60 minutes depending on the assignment. I advise clients to clean their homes, and make your home look its best. Also, don't forget to have a CARBON MONOXIDE detector, its the law!


This question can be determined by your zoning, which governs the potential use of the subject property. Generally, the answer is what is physically possible, legally permitted, economically feasible, and maximally productive. Essentially, can you make a profit?

mission statement

Gian Torre and wife Lori Schulman

Certified License AR033927

FHA and VA Approved