About Morris Appraisal, Inc.

Real Estate Appraisal Firm History

Located on the iconic Ventura Blvd. in Encino, California, Morris Appraisal Inc. stands as a distinguished residential real estate appraisal firm, serving clients in Los Angeles County and Ventura County.

At the helm is Rick Morris, an esteemed SRA Designated Appraiser, a recognition bestowed upon only 1% of appraisers by the Appraisal Institute. Rick’s pursuit of excellence led him to dedicate three years to surpass conventional licensing levels, culminating in the completion of a rigorous 200-page thesis.

With over 25 years of experience and holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing And Business Administration with high honors from Illinois State University, Rick brings a wealth of expertise to every appraisal. His specialization includes architectural homes, litigation, historical properties, estates, trust cases, divorce appraisals, retrospective appraisals, tax appraisals, and high-end, multi-million dollar homes, as well as complex appraisals.

Beyond the world of appraisals, Rick is a dedicated individual, engaging in physical fitness, martial arts training, and a variety of sports, including golf, skiing, and biking.

Morris Appraisal, Inc. takes pride in delivering top-tier appraisals to attorneys, accountants, lenders, and individuals. Explore our comprehensive list of services and trust us for unparalleled quality and professionalism in California appraisal work.

Meet Rick Morris

The President & Owner – Rick Morris, SRA of Morris Appraisal, Inc. is a designated and certified real estate appraiser in the State of California, with over 25 years of Residential experience. Rick is often called to give presentations at Real Estate Offices & Attorney Groups to explain latest news and trends in the appraisal world. With his real estate expertise in the Southern California market and his 25+ years experience of being an appraiser has allowed him to excel in Los Angeles & Ventura counties. Rick’s experience has aided him with solving complex assignments that he was able to resolved successfully for his customers. Most appraisers do not work on divorce, estate, and trust appraisals due to the notion of appearing in court, which intimidates most appraisers. Morris Appraisal, Inc. is a full service real estate appraisal company located in Southern California, specifically in Los Angeles and Ventura areas with offices located in Century City and Encino. We are known real estate experts throughout Southern California. Rick Morris specializes in single family homes, condominiums, 2-4 multi-unit properties, and multi-family 5+ unit apartment buildings, which is our sweet spot. In addition, we appraise mixed-use, commercial, light industrial properties, and vacant land for all types of financially related transactions as well as personal, investment or litigation reasons.

Additional services we are experts in and perform on behalf of our customers

  • Assessment Appeals
  • Bankruptcy
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Indemnity Cases
  • PMI Removal
  • Partnership Dispersion
  • Possible Sale or Purchase
  • Probate

Rick is an active member of the Appraisal Institute and NAIFA (National Association Independent Fee Appraisers) which recently merged to become one entity with the ASA (American Society of Appraisers) the largest multi-discipline appraiser organization in the world.

Not All Appraisals
Are Equal

Morris Appraisal, Inc. is not a typical home or single family appraisal company. We are experts in so much more than simply real estate appraisals and enjoy working with homeowners and buyers on a regular basis.

We take absolute pride in the profession, stay up to date with the latest technology, tools, and techniques to perform our analysis’ as well as stay int he know with markets we live and practice in. We are able to provide fair, customary, and reasonable fees while providing very timely but still provide high quality service. We are closely involved in the profession associating with some of the most reputable appraisers in the nation on a weekly basis, use up to date technology and utilize the proper tools to be the up most experts in the appraisal industry.

If you are wondering “How much is my home or property is worth?” please contact us. If an appraiser comes to your property with only a tape or wheel to measure your property, a hanging camera, along with a clipboard and pen, the appraiser may not be utilizing other up to date technology for analysis that we feel is necessary in this day and age.

The Appraisal Process

An appraisal is an unbiased opinion on the worth of a property’s fair market value, performed by a trained and licensed and certified appraiser but based on facts and market reactions, not an appraiser’s or buyer’s emotions. An appraisal starts once an engagement from a potential client is received.

The property is researched in terms of location and basic characteristics as is the market area, from public and private online data services. The property is then typically visited and observed by the appraiser, both inside and out. The appraiser physically measures the building areas with advanced laser measuring devices or otherwise, then typically photographs both the exterior and interior areas of the property. In addition, observes and notates all of the property’s characteristics.

From that point, market area data is typically researched further from the most similar area sales, land sales, if applicable, to area trends and analysis of. An opinion of market value is then derived from the analysis of recent sales that have occurred, market trends, statistics, past and present trends. Appraisers are trained in and utilize the most up to date procedures and technology in the process.

Why Choose Morris Appraisal Inc.

Every year, countless people in the United States buy, sell or refinance their own slice of the American Dream. Most, if not all, of these transactions include a simple line item for an appraisal. It has become an understood and accepted part of a real estate transaction. Let Rick Morris – Morris Appraisal, Inc. real estate appraisal expert make sure you’re not undervaluing or underselling your home.

Hundreds of Happy Customers

As a seasoned real estate appraiser, Rick has had the privilege of assisting hundreds of satisfied customers by providing accurate and reliable property valuations tailored to their unique needs.

Real Estate Appraisals Expert

With over two decades of expertise in real estate appraisals, Rick brings a wealth of knowledge and precision to every valuation, ensuring clients receive the highest standard of professional service.

Divorce Real Estate Planning

As a dedicated real estate appraiser, Rick specializes in providing expert services for divorce real estate planning, offering precise and comprehensive property valuations tailored to the unique needs of clients navigating the complexities of divorce proceedings.

Date of Death Planning

As a seasoned real estate appraiser, Rick specializes in Date of Death Planning, delivering meticulous and accurate property valuations tailored to the specific requirements of clients navigating estate matters.

What Our Clients Say

There are times when service is so exceptional, it warrants special recognition. I have been working with Rick Morris for over 25 years. He is knowledgeable, honest and experienced. Rick's appraisal reports are known in the industry to be very credible. His communication and follow-up are timely and with a great sense of humor.
Ed Constantian
Rick Morris is the best appraiser in town. He is knowledgable, trusting, and always available. I refer him to my trustee sales, divorce sales, foreclosures sale; truly all of my sales. Overall, I highly recommend Morris Appraisal to anyone in need of an appraiser. Rick's professionalism, expertise, and efficiency makes him standout.
Dennis Chernov
Rick, Has a vast knowledge of Value for the House he does appraisal on. Understand the improvement to the home as well as when a house price has to be adjusted. I refer to Rick to all my trust Attorney clients when they need to a value on a house. he is one the best.
Spitz Chavez Group
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