The Art of Appraisals

Posted 2020 Reviewed June 17, 2022
Land Trust Alliance
About This Document

In most cases when a land trust purchases land or a conservation easement, fair market value is established by an appraisal. The art of appraising conservation land can be complicated, and a land trust must make sure the appraiser is qualified to conduct this kind of appraisal. This document provides an overview of what is involved in an appraisal, how to find a qualified appraiser and pertinent questions to ask an appraiser.