History of Pointer Appraisal Services

From a One Person Shop to a Regional Firm

Pointer Appraisal Services LLC was started in 2007 in Stow, Ohio by Russell Kitzberger and serviced Northeast Ohio for residential and small commercial appraisal. Throughout the years we have grown to a staff of appraisers, technical specialists, analysts, and support staff. In 2009 we were accepted by the United States Government Central Contractor Registration. In the same year we relocated to the Akron/Fairlawn area to be more proximate to the i271/i80/i77 freeway interchanges in order to service properties throughout the major markets in Ohio.

In 2014 we expanded again with our first locations in Cincinnati and Dayton in order to better serve Southwest Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.  Having a footprint staff in both Northeast and Southwest Ohio has allowed our firm to provide services in an efficient manner throughout the tri-state.  Throughout our growth we have concentrated on retaining subject matter specialists in title, engineering, geography, and land use to further the depth of our analysis.

We have a broad business base and service a wide range of clientele including Lenders, Government Agencies, Attorneys, Accountants, Property Owners, and Government Service Entities for commercial, industrial, and residential real estate. Our core service is Independent and Unbiased appraisals containing opinions of value of property interests. Additional services we provide are: expert testimony, litigation support, market analysis, and rent/lease surveys. We also offer consultation on a variety of real estate matters.

All professional staff hold Bachelor degrees or higher from accredited institutions. In addition to the required continuing education, our staff attend several appraisal related education sessions of per year to keep abreast of appraisal related issues. All our appraisers hold certified level licenses. Additional Appraisal Certifications/Approvals include: FHA/HUD, Ohio Department of Transportation Prequalification, and Ohio Department of Natural Resources. These approvals permit our staff to participate in project were there is state and/or federal funding or grants.

Our company is professionally managed and we participate in workers compensation and unemployment insurance programs. Additionally, we are professionally insured through the The Hartford, an over 200 year old insurance company with policies covering: Professional Liability, Business Liability, and Automotive Liability.