Kristin is a Pennsylvania Certified General appraiser.

In Pennsylvania, there are 4 types of certified appraisers:

Certified General – After completing the most training and experience hours, these appraisers can appraise all types of properties: Residential, Commercial, Large Multi unit properties and virtually any and all property types as well as complete work on federally related properties.

Certified Residential – After completing their training and experience hours, these appraisers work primarily on residential properties ranging from single family homes to rental complexes (4 units of less).

Broker-Appraisers –  ONLY available prior to Sept. 3, 1998.  Broker-Appraisers are not permitted to do federally related appraisals, broker-appraisers may complete fee appraisals for estates, divorces, private owners, third party companies and other non-federally related assignments. Pennsylvania Broker-Appraisers can work on residential and commercial appraisals. However, they do not have the training of Certified Appraisers and due to this lending institutions will only hire their Certified counterparts for more complex and federally related transactions.

Certified Evaluator – Certified Evaluators work primarily with their respective Counties to assess properties for tax purposes.


Kristin Sawinski Appraisals provides appraisal and consulting services for a variety of different intended uses including:

  • Client Decision Making
  • Tax Assessment Appeals
  • Pre-listing / Pre-purchase
  • Investment Planning
  • Portfolio Management
  • New Construction and Remodeling
  • Mortgage Loans and Refinancing
  • Estate Planning / Estate Settlement / Inheritance Tax
  • Liquidations / Foreclosures
  • Divorces
  • Eminent Domain
  • Gift Tax
  • Prospective Buyers and Sellers
  • Right-of-way Easements
  • Conservation Easements

In addition to providing real estate appraisals, Kristin Sawinski Appraisals also provides:

  • Appraisal review services
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Rental analysis
  • Other consulting/valuation services.


If you have another need which is not listed, please contact our office to see if we are able to help you with your needs.