Your Ventura County Appraiser

Providing independent property valuation and consulting services, including advising clients on real estate, business and investment decisions such as buy-sell-hold and lease-own alternatives.



  • JSD Appraisals

    Mortgage lenders, consumers, Realtors and legal professionals have relied on JSD Appraisals for over 20 years to provide high-quality appraisals on a wide assortment of real estate in Ventura County and the greater Los Angeles area. By continuously keeping up with local real estate trends in these specific market areas and staying current on valuation techniques through accredited courses, we’ve been consistently able to deliver reliable home valuations for people just like you.

    By referral and direct experience, JSD Appraisals customers have come to know that we honor our commitments and deliver results.



    What Our Customers are Saying…

    Debra R.
    I will use JSD Appraisals every time. Stephanie was highly professional, knowledgeable, prompt, organized and easy to work with. If I had a question she responded quickly which I really appreciated. I am a very happy customer and I would highly recommend Stephanie for your appraisal needs.
    Angela L.
    Appreciated JSD Appraisals prompt and professional help with appraising my mother’s home. Would highly recommend their services.
    Aunika S.
    Stephanie is fantastic to work with. She is smart, quick and efficient, yet also caring and respectful. I cannot recommend JSD Appraisals enough. Thank you Stephanie for your very courteous and professional service.
    Roger P.
    Fast. Efficient. Knowledgeable. Friendly Courteous Explained the whole process provided great feedback I would hire her again. JSD is the one to call Again. Thank You Stephanie
    Tonia F.
    Stephanie is so knowledgeable and informative. She was such a pleasure to work with and was very helpful to my situation

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    What is USPAP?

    USPAP (pronounced “YOOS-pap”) is the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. It sets the standards for how real estate appraisals should be done and what it takes to be a professional appraiser, and it’s regulated by the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) of the Appraisal Foundation, a non-governmental entity charged by Congress with implementing appraisal standards.

    USPAP is revised periodically, usually every year, and is made up of several sections:

    • A list of Definitions
    • A Preamble defining the mission of the document
    • A list of 5 general appraisal Rules: Ethics, Competency, Scope of Work, Jurisdictional Exception, and Supplemental
    • Standards
    • A list of 10 appraisal Standards, each with its own rules to detail the tasks performed in developing and reporting an appraisal
    • Statements that help clarify or supplement those Standards
      Advisory Opinions dealing with the application of USPAP in various real-life scenarios and how they should be governed

    USPAP may be considered the Bible of appraisal practice. Every appraiser is required to know and follow USPAP, usually according to state law, and must complete Continuing Education periodically to relearn the basics and become familiar with new Advisory Opinions and annual changes to USPAP.

    Before 1987, consumers had no way of verifying the quality of their appraisal — they simply had to trust that the appraiser they chose followed the unspoken appraisal rules during the appraisal process. USPAP was created to hold appraisers to a standard that their customers could trust. As long as the appraiser is USPAP certified or licensed, you can be sure that their work is held to a rigorous standard.