Real Estate Analysis and Commentary in the Delaware Valley

Tom Panzer, Ryan Gresh, and Steph Gresh present at The Bucks County Bar Association. 

Always great meeting with the Bucks County Bar Association for CE training in Key Appraisal Concepts. Steve and Ryan from Academy Appraisal, Inc. and Tom Panzer with High Swartz LLP were happy to speak to some interested attorneys. Please feel free to contact us for your continuing education or seminar needs. We are always excited to pass our knowledge along to everyone involved in the residential and commercial real estate business!

February 16th, 2023 5:40 AM

Although not everyone has made the switch to lasers (a topic we will save for later), we at Academy Appraisal, Inc have embraced this technology. Not only are lasers much more accurate than the typical hand measuring device, they allow our appraisers to quickly and efficiently complete the measurement of even the largest properties with ease. The purpose of today’s blog is to discuss the pros and cons of two distinct types of lasers we have at the office. Currently, after a quick survey, most of our appraisers use Leica brand lasers. There are a few examples above, the newest being the Disto X4 and the oldest being the Disto D5. The unique thing about the newer X4 is its ability to display what the laser is hitting on the screen via a camera. This is especially helpful outside when attempting to get exterior measurements and looking to a hit a precise spot like a drain pipe at a longer distance where the red dot is no longer visible. All the lasers within our portfolio are extremely accurate so there is no difference there. The one downside we have found to the X4 is due to its advanced function, it depletes batteries rather quickly, where the older models without the camera function have a much longer battery life. For us, it becomes about preference in this scenario as both types of lasers are excellent tools that allow Academy Appraisal, Inc. to provide high quality service and quick turn times in Bucks County, Berks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Lehigh County, Montgomery County, Northampton County, Philadelphia County, Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County and Mercer County!


This blog and all information obtained from this site is not to be considered an appraisal opinion. It is intended for informational purposes only and not a substitute for hiring a professional. All blog posts are a collaboration by the entire team at Academy Appraisal, Inc. and not a reflection of any one appraiser’s opinion.

February 7th, 2023 1:24 AM
We are proud to expand our commercial department to New Jersey! We have been serving four counties in New Jersey in a residential capacity for over 35 years and are now offering our commercial services in these areas as well. Camden, Gloucester, Mercer and Burlington counties can now expect the same great residential service on the commercial side as well!

Posted by Stephen Gresh on February 7th, 2023 1:24 AMLeave a Comment

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