Crystal Valuers Ltd is the leading property valuation firm in Kenya.
We undertake valuation of all types of fixed and movable properties including land, buildings, plant, machinery, furniture, office equipment and stock. With offices in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Thika, you are guaranteed reliable valuation services across Kenya.
Estimating the value of real property is important to a variety of endeavors, including real estate financing, listing real estate for sale, investment analysis, property insurance and the taxation of real estate.
For most people in Kenya, determining the asking or purchase price of a property is the most useful application of Property valuation.
Unlike many consumer goods that are quickly used, the benefits of a property are generally realized over a long period of time.
Therefore, an estimate of a property’s value must take into consideration economic and social trends, as well as governmental controls or regulations and environmental conditions that may influence the four elements of value:
The desire or need for ownership supported by the financial means to satisfy the desire;
The ability to satisfy future owners’ desires and needs;e.g Roads,Water supply, Electricity e.t.c
The finite supply of competing properties
The ease with which ownership rights are transferred.
Value of a property is not necessarily equal to cost or price. Cost refers to actual expenditures; for example, materials and labor.
Price, on the other hand, is the amount that someone pays for something. While cost and price can affect value, they do not determine value.
The sales price of a house might be 15,000,000Ksh but the value could be significantly higher or lower.
For instance, if a new owner finds a serious flaw in the house, such as a faulty foundation, the value of the house could be lower than the price.
An appraisal is an opinion or estimate regarding the value of a particular property as of a specific date.
Appraisal reports are used by businesses, government agencies, individuals, investors and mortgage lenders when making important decisions regarding real estate transactions. The goal of an appraisal is to determine a property’s market value: the most probable price that the property will bring in a competitive and open market.
The price at which a property actually sells, may not always represent the market value.
For example, if a seller is under duress because of the threat of foreclosure, or if the property was sold in a private sale without being exposed to the open market, the property may sell below its market value.