Welcome to Oyster Appraisal Group, LLC!
From this site you can obtain information about our appraisal firm, get a price quote for an appraisal, order an appraisal, or correspond with us further. Our firm is EDI compatible, which means we can forward completed appraisals via the internet.
No internet flags, whistles, charts or blinking lights here. We simply stand by our reputation as being the best at what we do! We are a full service appraisal firm performing quality appraisals for individuals, banks, mortgage companies, attorneys, accounting firms and others. The type of properties we appraise are 1-4 family residences, cooperative units/projects, condominium units/projects, and all general commercial properties. We accept Visa, Mastercard & American Express.
Areas of Coverage
Specializing exclusively in the New York Metropolitan region.
In the appraisal field, as in many other professions, there is absolutely no substitute for experience! August J. Caponi III, is a N.Y.S. Certified Real Estate Appraiser and a Principal of the Oyster Appraisal Group, LLC. Mr. Caponi has a wealth of practical experience and background that is unique in the appraisal industry and quite suited to the valuation of cooperative, condominium, and townhouse properties. His career in real estate began with the Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York, where he was employed in the early 1980's for the Office of Real Estate Financing, the agency responsible for the monitoring of cooperative, condominium, and timeshare offerings within the State of New York. Mr. Caponi first entered into the valuation of real estate in 1990. With his substantial expertise in the cooperative and c ondominium markets, coupled with the understanding that approximately 80% of all cooperative offerings in the United States are in the New York metropolitan area, he focused all of his efforts toward the valuation of these specific property types. Prior to establishing his own firm in 1998, Mr. Caponi was the Director of Operations for a nationwide appraisal and title company, responsible for the administration and valuation of a myriad of commercial, industrial and residential properties. It should be noted, based on Mr. Caponi’s considerable appraisal expertise, for 5+ years he served as the “exclusive appraisal consultant” for one of the largest residential brokerage firms in Manhattan, the Halstead Property Company . Mr. Caponi is a known industry expert and a frequent lecturer on the "Art of Appraising in NYC" and has conducted seminars for major brokerage houses to include: Citibank, HSBC, The Dime Savings Bank, William B. May & Co., The Chase Manhattan Bank, IPI-Skyscraper Consultants, The Guard Hill Financial Corp., and The Halstead Property Company.
Our Pledge to You
We at Oyster Appraisal Group, LLC are committed to fast, professional, and courteous service. We offer a quality appraisal report that meets all industry standards. We treat our clients as we would want to be treated!