Real estate data that drives an accurate evaluation of cost is at the heart of the property market. From appraisers and assessors to lenders, tax services, and insurers, verifying today’s construction costs — and preparing for tomorrow’s — is essential.
That’s why for over 90 years, CoreLogic’s Marshall & Swift® has been trusted to provide experts with the industry’s most extensive, up-to-date, and objectively validated replacement cost values.
We offer residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural costing data tailored to your industry and customized to your needs.
The Marshall & Swift cost approach to valuation is anchored in extensive databases whose data integrity is rigorously tested and thoroughly trusted by the public and private sector across the U.S. and Canada. In fact, the Marshall & Swift solution suite from CoreLogic has been written into the legislation of more than 30 U.S. states.
Gone are the days filled with concerns about inflated appraiser values. Since 1932, Marshall & Swift’s valuations have ensured that costs reflect current market trends with indexes that are regularly updated and tested against three rigorous methodologies.
We consistently research and engage with on-the-ground experts to refine our building cost index data and valuation costs. Our comparative construction cost indexing data helps you optimize replacement cost valuations as well as compare replacement costs of structures across the U.S. and Canada.
We get it, property data insights are as custom as each real estate parcel. Understand and determine replacement cost values by plugging into tailored Marshall & Swift datasets that are customized to fit your needs.
Regardless of what is happening in the market, you can consider the Marshall & Swift cost approach as an assurance of your valuation accuracy. Whether you’re a real estate professional, a governmental entity, or a corporation, understanding how to expertly evaluate buildings by summing the land value and the depreciated value of improvements is an essential tool in your toolbox.
Our flagship cost manual references more than 30,000 component costs and over 300 building occupancies to provide an authoritative appraisal guide for developing replacement costs and depreciated values of commercial structures.
Download the Valuation Service Datasheet
Residential valuations have six classifications for building quality as well as a wide variety of construction styles and quality. Alleviate the guesswork and instead use the Marshall & Swift cost approach to get access to thousands of square feet of component costs for every type of residence.
Download the Residential Cost Handbook Datasheet
This is the first Aloha State-centric residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural cost manual providing localized costs for the islands of Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kauai, and Hawaii.
Get our flagship product with improved performance. Get cost approach calculations with integrations into your custom user interface, making this modernized method an ideal solution for mass appraisal systems.
Plug into your comprehensive custom user interface for cost approach calculations — online. All you need is a login to CoreLogic’s web services.
Download the Valuation Platform Online Datasheet
With the click of a button, you can create reliable costing valuations 24/7 for any residential or commercial property with this online suite of real-time cost data for property appraisal needs.
Download the SwiftEstimator Datasheet
Need to create a defensible value but only have very little information? This desktop application gives you access to accurate costs on more than 300 building occupancies to calculate costs that will help you stay in full regulatory compliance.
Produce unlimited cost approach reports with ease. You can even generate a report for new replacement costs with only five fields – not a bad thing when those appraisal requests start piling up.
Not sure how to use the cost approach? Arm yourself with a deep understanding of construction costs and the skills to put Marshall & Swift market valuation data to work.
We offer education on Marshall & Swift property data costing valuation methodology in addition to providing training to help you refine your expertise.
Choose from Marshall & Swift 101, certification courses, and even customized classes.
Appraising a property is a key component of any real estate transaction. Therefore, it’s vital that appraisers have access to trusted property data for accurate valuations.
While there is more than one way to assess value, the cost approach provides appraisers with the capability to evaluate a property even in scenarios where comparable estimates are difficult to substantiate. This comes in handy in both residential and commercial scenarios where similar structures are non-existant or have not yet received a valuation.
Even for appraisers that are not in the field, it is important to understand the value of a home to help mitigate potential risk for banks and other financial institutions that underwrite loans.
Whether you’re analyzing a single residence, a portfolio of properties, or investigating the value of an investment, Marshall & Swift’s acclaimed cost data covers property details that make it simple to replicate the work required to support a determination of value. There is also historical licensing available, making Marshall & Swift a valuable source of information for work files that must be reassessed at a later date.
Marshall & Swift’s cost approach is the foundation of many taxing jurisdictions across the U.S. and Canada — and for good reason.
Although paying property taxes is typically mandatory, it is a common occurrence for constituents to dispute their tax assessments. Therefore, it is critical for government tax assessors to have access to a reliable secondary verification of value. Marshall & Swift provides tax assessors with the assurance that the data used to calculate the value of the property is rigorously tested and regularly updated to ensure accuracy.
Now with the integration of automated valuation technologies using Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), taxing jurisdictions can get fresh new insights into properties within their jurisdiction.
Ensuring the integrity of prospective loans requires lending institutions to verify the accuracy of property valuations and prevent over-inflated estimates. This is where the cost approach proves its worth; Marshall & Swift’s cost data is routinely refreshed to ensure the most accurate valuation data is at your fingertips.
Plus, having access to the cost approach comes in handy when looking at valuations for new construction or special-use properties where value can be difficult to obtain. Whether it’s to compare exclusive-use buildings that generate little income, or the value of a structure is dependent upon its completion, using the cost approach reduces the potential for lending losses which helps protect your bottom line.
Look no further than Marshall & Swift for building and component cost data. Millions of tax consultants and cost segregation professionals rely on our data to access a deeper look into property valuations.
With Marshall & Swift, you can reference over 30,000 component costs and more than 300 building occupancies to estimate construction costs or value for any commercial building in the field.
If you’re looking for a complete, authoritative appraisal resource, Marshall & Swift is your benchmark resource. From developing estimates of replacement costs for new, existing, and depreciated building values to assessing the tangible value of personal property, material renovations, and other improvements, the Marshall Valuation Service for Cost Segregation is an industry standard throughout the United States, U.S. territories, most major cities in Canada, and selected foreign cities worldwide.
With more than 30 U.S. states relying on the Marshall & Swift cost approach, you can have confidence in your property data.
Marshall & Swift serves clients large and small by offering multiple ways to subscribe. Choose from customized contract options with flexible payment options, discounted valuation bundles, over-the-counter purchases, and more.
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Absolutely. The cost approach ensures that you have access to quality, verified market-based estimates to help identify replacement costs in potential investment areas as well as in rapidly declining markets.
We serve a wide range of industries, but some of our major markets include:
Yes, both our Marshall Valuation Service (MVS) and Residential Cost Handbook® (RCH) come in a downloadable PDF version. If you are interested in purchasing a new license or updating your existing license, please contact us today.
Please visit our document repository website at https://msdoc.corelogic.com/REGDoc/ to digitally access your Marshall & Swift products. If you do not have a username and password yet but you do have a current license, reach out to our technical support team at 800-544-2678 and select Option 1.
Our standard data options cover all the United States and Canada. Additionally, we can accommodate individual use cases by building customizable datasets for a wide range of valuation needs.
Yes, you can. CoreLogic provides Marshall & Swift Comparative Cost Indexes as well as historical licensing.
Our costing data is continually researched. Depending on the Marshall & Swift product you choose, you’ll see costs updated monthly, quarterly, or annually.
Yes, our data covers both the U.S., U.S. territories, and Canada.
SwiftEstimator offers a pay-as-you-go model that is available online, so you can access exactly the number of data pulls you need when you need them.
Yes, Marshall & Swift is USPAP-compliant for cost approach values.
These products generate valid costs but are designed for different use cases. Commercial Express and RCT generate a reconstruction cost using a total component based estimating approach whereas Marshall & Swift generates a replacement cost based on the surveyed square foot approach.