THE GOLD STANDARD OF BUILDING COST DATA

Incorporating more than 85 years of experience, the cost data presented in the Marshall & Swift® product suite from CoreLogic® is based on years of valuation experience and continual analysis of construction costs. With one of the most comprehensive databases in the marketplace, our unique method in collecting and analyzing building cost data is widely recognized within the U.S. legal system and has been written into law in over 30 U.S. states and recognized in the U.S. Treasury Department Internal Revenue Service Publication.

Marshall & Swift building costs incorporate three cost methodologies, ensuring users have the tools for a complete and defendable determination of value.

  • Square Foot Methodology - The most commonly used calculator/ assumptive valuation method based on the gross square footage of structures by location.
  • Segregated Methodology - Uses component-by-component costs of superstructures such as foundation, frame, plumbing, electrical, etc.
  • Unit-In-Place Costs - Individual pricing of components such as windows, doors, roofs, subdivision cost and yard improvements, etc.

VALUE OF THE COST APPROACH

The Cost Approach, which is the theory that the value of a property can be estimated by summing the land value and the depreciated value of improvements, is one of the most reliable and proven methods for determining real property valuations. 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 INDUSTRY STANDARD FOR COST APPROACH VALUATIONS

Our building solutions are unrivaled throughout the building cost world. Backed by one of the most comprehensive and defendable databases in the industry, we provide solutions to a variety of markets. 

APPRAISERS

GOVERNMENT

LENDERS

TAX CONSULTANTS

PROPERTY INSURERS

TRAINERS

MARSHALL & SWIFT PRODUCT OFFERINGS

Marshall & Swift products contain all the building cost data and insight you need to property appraise nearly any type of residential or commercial building within your portfolio. Our comprehensive product suite of cost manuals, specialty publications and software solutions are designed to complement each other and used by a diverse range of professionals.

SWIFTESTIMATOR®

Fast, Reliable Structure Valuations Right at Your Fingertips

SwiftEstimator is a powerful online suite of property appraisal applications that gives you 24/7 access to create fast, reliable valuations for any type of property. Each specific to your appraisal needs, the three building cost modules (residential, commercial, and segregated) guide you through the reporting process.

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RESIDENTIAL VALUATION

The Residential Cost Handbook cost manual is one of the most reliable sources of residential cost data used for estimating replacement costs for both single-and multifamily residences.

The Residential Cost Explorer CD allows you to access the same data found in the Residential Cost Handbook on your PC. Easily view, navigate, browse, search, copy, paste and print photos and cost information.

Residential Estimator 7 is an easy-to-use software for today’s residential appraiser that facilitates the entire cost approach process for both site-built and manufactured homes.

Residential Express is an alternative software that includes all features in Residential Estimator, except costs for manufactured homes, cement fiber siding and individual yard improvements.

COMMERCIAL VALUATION

The Marshall & Swift Valuation Service cost manual is a complete, authoritative guide for developing replacement costs, depreciated values, and insurable values of commercial buildings and other improvements.

The Commercial Cost Explorer CD allows you to access the same data found in the Marshall & Swift Valuation Service on your PC. Easily view, navigate, browse, search, copy, paste and print photos and cost information.

Commercial Estimator is an easy-to-use software that 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.

Agricultural Estimator is a robust software that lets you calculate costs for agriculture and basic rural buildings, including manufactured housing, cabins, hunting shelters and labor dormitories.

MASS APPRAISALS

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.

Now, you can understand building costs as well as we do. Easily learn how to use your Marshall & Swift product by registering for our live or online courses and webinars.

COST APPROACH CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

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ONLINE COURSES AND WEBINARS

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THE COLUMBIA INSTITUTE

Recently acquired by CoreLogic®, The Columbia Institute provides quality online and live classroom continuing education courses for realtors, appraisers and home inspectors.

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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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