Welcome to OCappraiser.net, the Residential and Relocation Appraisal Division of 

Pettifer & Associates, Inc.

The Premier Local Real Estate Appraisal and Advisory Firm in Orange County and the Greater Southern California Region

Pettifer & Associates, Inc.  has the rare capability of providing a full spectrum of residential, commercial and Investment property appraisals.  

Headed by President and Managing Appraiser,  Scott Pettifer, MAI, SRA, CRP  the firm over the years developed a well earned reputation for their knowledge of  local housing trends and accurately anticipating  changes  in market demand.   Our small but capable  staff are all employees  or have part ownership of  the firm and  go the extra mile to  provide the most cost effective, inclusion of meaningful local analysis and appraisal quality well above the industry standard.  We do not try to sustain profits from hiring unqualified subcontractor appraisers or infer like so many firms via the internet illusion  that  we have the capability, desire or market knowledge to accept requests outside the Southern California region.  Our expertise and value to our clients clearly comes from giving consistent and accurate value opinions to our clients and providing value added analysis and interpretation of local housing trends and changes.

We are simply a local appraisal firm that clients contact when experience and knowledge of local real estate markets are not only desired, but essential for the assignment.  Many of the largest banks and mortgage lenders use our firm for residential appraisals, exterior drive-by’s and reviews on single-family dwellings, condominium units and  2 - 4 unit apartment  buildings. 

Our lending clients are discovering  the  benefits of an appraisal ordered directly with our firm via this Web Site,   Fax or our Toll Free Telephone Number:

·         Lower Appraisal Cost

·         Faster Deliver Time

·         Rush Appraisals

·         Superior Quality Reports and Local Market Analysis  -  Fewer  if  any Conditions

·         Customer Service that includes Direct Contact with a Live Person

OCappraiser.net is confident of its ability  to provide a superior appraisal product and more efficient process that is offered from larger regional and national competitors. 

·         Appraisal fees are typically below that of regional and  national firms due to lower overhead and knowledge of local markets permit property and neighborhood specific fee quotes. 

·         Usually faster turnaround time and ability to provide Rush Appraisals  because we do not subcontract received appraisal orders to  third party  fee  appraisers and  additional management layers.

·         We can guarantee that your appraisal order will be completed by an experienced,  Certified Appraiser and/or completed or reviewed by the owner / appraiser of  OCappraiser.net,  an appraiser  that is an MAI and SRA Designated appraiser of the Appraisal Institute.    We do not subcontract appraisal orders to the lowest  cost quoted fee appraiser that may or may not  have the experience and ability to develop a reliable value conclusion.   Our experienced and  skilled appraisal staff are all  employee’s  of  Pettifer & Associates, Inc.  and  are  experienced  valuation professionals.      We  won’t take  a chance on your appraisal order to make a few extra dollars  on the spread between  field appraiser and  client fee.    

·         Yes, you can actually call our office and have a conversation about the status of your appraisal or questions that  you may have relating to the property  or appraisal process.    

Although a large portion of our  appraisal  business  includes appraisals and reviews for Banks and Mortgage Lenders,  our firm has a concentrated  focus  on  working with non-lender users.  This focus applies to commonly accepting  difficult  assignments and complex property types rejected by  other appraisal firms:

·         High End Luxury Residences

·         Ocean and Beachfront Residences

·         Harborfront  / Boat Dock Residences  

·         View Homes

·         Mixed-Use and Nonconforming Properties

·         Small Residential Income Properties (apartments)

·         Equestrian / Horse Properties

·         Large Estates and Ranches

·         Residential Acreage  &  Lots

·         As Proposed / As Remodeled Value

·         Leasehold Assignments

·         Relocation Appraisals

·         Diminution of Value Appraisals

·         Properties with Severe Deferred Maintenance and/or Repairs

·         Foreclosure & REO Properties

·         Highest & Best Use Studies 

·         Retrospective Appraisals

Our capabilities are reflected in a rising volume of  the following appraisal users that contract directly with our firm:

  • Private Property Owners and Investors  
  • Brokers and Real Estate Agents
  • CPA’s, Accountants and Financial Planners
  • Attorneys, Courts, Bankruptcy, Divorce and other Legal Disputes 

·         Corporations & Governmental Agencies

Valuation Assignments that our firm is capable and commonly accepts directly or via referral are:

·         Date of Death Appraisals (DOD)

·         Estate and Trust Planning for IRS Tax Reporting

·         IRS Compliance

·         Appraisals for Gift Tax & Noncash Charitable Contributions

·         Family Limited Partnerships

·         Partial Interest Valuation & Minority Interest Discounts

·         Divorce Settlement

·         Estate & Partnership Dissolutions

·         Partnership or Corporate Buy-Out

·         Property and Legal Disputes

·         Expert Witness / Disposition

·         Pre-Purchase / Buyer Appraisals

·         Pre-Listing / Seller Appraisals

·         Appraisals for Pubic /  Redevelopment Agency purchase or Sale


All of us at OCappraiser.net thank-you for taking the time to visit our residential appraisal web center. 

We want to remind our clients that by offering on-line appraisal ordering, together with automatic report status updates and electronic delivery of the final product can eliminate the run around and phone tag hassles associated with this process.   Since this process saves us money as well we can keep our rates competitive with anybody in the industry.     

When making decisions on the selection of  the most qualified  and customer service oriented appraisal firm, consider our intimate knowledge of  local residential markets and that our appraisal reports are  representative of the highest caliber found in the industry.  Finally, with much certainty, an appraisal report ordered with our firm is a product that will contain value added local analysis at a competitive cost. 

  • Talk to Live Person, many times on the first call
  • No Wasted Layers of Management to Fight Through or Pay
  • Short Turnaround Times
  • High - Quality Appraisal Reports & Reviews
  • On-line Status Reports
  • Electronic Ordering and Delivery
  • Competitive Pricing
  • Relocation Specialists
  • Broad Range of Capabilities
  • MAI & SRA Appraisal Institute Designated Appraiser


Please don’t  hesitate to call us directly for additional information and the opportunity to recommend a cost effective appraisal product and valuation strategy.  Please telephone or email us for a free commercial or investment property fee quote.     



Thank-You for the Visit,


Scott Pettifer, MAI, SRA

Certified General Appraiser



President / Managing Appraiser


Residential & Commercial Appraisers of Southern California


Toll Free Number        1.866.836.9961

Local Number              714.538.1242

Fax Number                 714.400.2919