Ascot Appraisals is a Real Estate Appraisal firm specializing in quality Residential Real Estate Appraisals with a 2-4 Day turn around time.

Q. What areas does Ascot Appraisals cover?

A. Our service area includes but is not limited to: Kern County, Bakersfield, Arvin, Delano, Lamont, Lake Isabella, Tehachapi, Ridgecrest and surrounding areas with quality, accurate, quick residential appraisal services.

Q. What forms of payment does Ascot Appraisals accept?

We accept nearly all forms of payment including credit cards. Credit card payments are accepted via PayPal and no, you do NOT require a PayPal account in order to utilize the credit card payment services.

Q. What is a Certified Residential Appraiser?

There are four levels of California real estate appraiser licensing. They are:

* AT – Trainee License
* AL – Residential License
* AR – Certified Residential License
* AG – Certified General License

Mike Doran, the head appraiser of Ascot Appraisals, is a Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser in Bakersfield, servicing Kern County, California. Mike Doran is qualified to appraise any 1-4 family property without regard to transaction value or complexity; and non-residential property with a transaction value up to $250,000

Mike Doran has over 200 Hours of education covering 10 modules, including 15 hour National USPAP (UNIFORM STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL APPRAISAL PRACTICE) Course which he also takes annually in his continuing education courses.

Q. What types of appraisals are done by Ascot Appraisals?


  • New Home Tract Construction appraisals
  • Custom Home Construction appraisal
  • Conventional Tract Housing
  • Condominiums
  • Small Residential Income Property
  • Manufactured Home appraisals
  • Multi-Family 2-4 Unit Property
  • Vacant land appraisals

Q. Doesn’t the lender decide which appraisal firm to use?

A. Industry standards are changing all the time. While HVCC (Home Valuation Code of Conduct) technically ended in late 2010 it was replaced by HR 4173 and enforcement is set to begin in April 2011 – measures must still be taken to allow for appropriate distance between the appraiser (who is an unbiased evaluator of the property’s value) and the lender. To be perfectly honest, the industry is still assessing the fallout of the new regulations.

More than likely Ascot Appraisals is already on your lenders “approved list” if not, we can quickly provide your lender with the necessary documentation to become approved – as long as all parties are in accordance with Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

Q. Does Ascot Appraisals do any commercial appraisals?

A. Not at this time, but we will be more than happy to refer you to a credible, local firm who will be more than happy to accommodate your needs.

Q. What are your hours of operation?

Monday – Friday
8am – 6pm

Excluding all US holidays.

Email anytime!

Q. Do you accept rush orders?

A. We are willing to work with all of our clients within reason. If you have special considerations feel free to discuss it with the appraiser.