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John Pratt knows real estate valuations in Redding and Shasta County

It doesn't matter what type of property you have. Our ongoing analysis of local real estate trends and hours of study as Certified Residential Appraisers make us qualified to provide home valuations in Shasta & Tehama Counties for clients ranging from national mortgage companies to local lenders or individual businesses and consumers.

California New Law AB-5 which defines what is required to meet the “Independent Contractor” requirements in California starting in January 2020 may present some problems for those wanting to hire an appraiser starting the first of the year.

If you are a Mortgage lender and you are having a difficult time finding an appraiser to complete residential appraisals in California you need to contact John M. Pratt, Appraisal Services, serving Shasta and Tehama Counties in Northern California.  John is a Certified Residential Appraisers with over 20 years of experience working in the Shasta and Tehama County areas. John works directly with clients as an “Independent Contractor” when providing appraisal services to the mortgage industry, lawyers, private individuals and other entities. You do not need a middle man between your and the appraiser to meet the requirements of hiring an “Independent Contractor”.  John also had 20 years of Banking experience in lending and conducts meetings of appraiser in the area to keep up to date on the changes in the appraisal industry. If you are looking for a high quality appraisal product performed in a timely manner by a professional you should contact John M. Pratt, owner of Appraisal Services.

  We have added to our business plan and now focus on premium quality residential appraisal reports on those assignments which are difficult to find an  appraiser that is willing to accept non typical assignments. We can provide reasonably quick turn time on this type of assignment. We charge a premium price  for  our service. If this fits your needs feel free to contact us at or 530-241-8446. We service Shasta and Tehama Counties in California. 
  We continue to accept typical residential appraisal requests for what we consider a reasonable fee for the assignment


When an appraisal of real estate in or around Redding, California is needed, trust nothing less than a Certified Residential Appraiser from Appraisal Services owned by John Pratt for an accurate report of market value.
A dependable expert witness for court cases involving the value of a home in the Redding area
Divorce settlements when the value of shared real estate is needed
Reporting current or prior market values for Estates or Trusts
Setting a profitable listing price that also reduces time on market
Appraisal review: Reviewing the work of other appraisers in or around Redding, California
Unfreezing a locked HELOC (Home Equity Line of Credit)
A bank looking for an experienced Shasta or Tehama County appraiser
Determining market value on real estate involved in a bankruptcy
Employee relocation appraisals
Challenging your property's assessed value if you live in an area where home values have decreased

Burned or Destroyed Homes in Redding & the surrounding area.

If you have a dispute with your insurance company regarding the value of your burned down home, John and his team of appraisers may be able to help you. In an effort to meet the needs of those homeowners which had their home burned down in the recent fires in Redding and the surrounding area, John Pratt Appraisal Services is experienced in the valuation of residential homes which have burned down. John has 20 years of experience in residential evaluation and worked with both homeowners and insurance companies in the evaluation of burned residences in the Redding area.  Contact our offices at 530-241-8446