The Value of the Cost Approach

Beyond its use as an independent method to determine property value, the cost approach presents a highly effective way to verify market and income-based valuations, project construction costs and adjust estimates to account for unique physical property features. The cost approach can be used for the extraction method to determine land values in highly populated areas, when comparable open land isn't available. 

With more than 80 years of experience, Marshall & Swift building cost incorporates three cost methodologies ensuring users have the tools for a complete and defendable determination of value. 

Every Commercial Cost Approach Solution You'll Ever Need

Marshall & Swift commercial cost approach solutions have all the cost approach data and insight you need to properly appraise nearly any type of commercial building within your portfolio. We have a wide variety of commercial valuation solutions from cost manuals to software so you can rest assured that your appraisal needs will be met. 

Commercial Valuation Solutions

A complete and authoritative appraisal guide for developing replacement costs and depreciated values of commercial structures and an industry standard throughout the United States, U.S. territories, and most major cities in Canada.

This easy-to-use desktop application allows access to accurate costs on more than 280 building occupancies and provides unlimited and accurate cost approach reports in a fraction of the time as hand-writing reports.

The fastest way to access quality, dependable, defendable and consistent costs for all agricultural structures and appraisal needs.

A powerful on-line suite of property appraisal applications that delivers real-time cost data on residential, commercial, industrial, retail, institutional and agricultural building types in an easily accessible format.

The most comprehensive cost approach SaaS web service for mass appraisals is now online. Providing the same algorithms and methodologies in the flagship Marshall & Swift Valuation Service and Residential Cost Handbook manuals, MSVPO seamlessly integrates with CAMA systems via SaaS web services hosted by CoreLogic. 

Every Residential Cost Approach Solution You'll Ever Need

Marshall & Swift residential cost approach solutions has all the cost approach data and insight you need to properly appraise nearly any type of residential building within your portfolio. We have a wide variety of residential valuation solutions from cost manuals to software so you can rest assured that your appraisal needs will be met.

Residential Valuation Solutions

With six classifications for building quality and corresponding descriptions and photographs of a wide variety of construction styles and qualities throughout North America, this cost manual helps eliminate the guesswork of construction quality and valuation.

With six classifications for building quality and corresponding descriptions and photographs of a wide variety of construction styles and qualities throughout North America, this cost manual helps eliminate the guesswork of construction quality and valuation.

An alternative to Residential Estimator that includes all features of Residential Estimator, except costs for manufactured homes, cement fiber siding, and individual yard improvements.

A powerful on-line suite of property appraisal applications that delivers real-time cost data on residential, commercial, industrial, retail, institutional and agricultural building types in an easily accessible format.

The most comprehensive cost approach SaaS web service for mass appraisals is now online. Providing the same algorithms and methodologies in the flagship Marshall & Swift Valuation Service and Residential Cost Handbook manuals, MSVPO seamlessly integrates with CAMA systems via SaaS web services hosted by CoreLogic. 

Understand Construction Costs as Well as We Do

Marshall & Swift is the longest-standing gold standard for construction cost data - based on 100,000 individual construction-related data points collected from over 3,000 locations across the U.S. and Canada. Now you can show your customers that you understand construction costs as well as we do through courses offered straight from the source. You'll have the information you need to make informed decisions by using industry-leading costs data.

 

Cost Approach Certification Program

Cost Approach Certification Program

Understand construction costs as well as we do.

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Online Courses and Webinars

Online Courses and Webinars

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Downloadable Forms

Square Foot Appraisal Form

Square Foot Appraisal Form

For subscribers using the Residential Cost Handbook/ Residential Estimator.

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Calculator Cost Form

Calculator Cost Form

For subscribers using the Marshall & Swift Valuation Service Calculator Method.

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