Professional Endorsements

“I needed an estate appraisal on Orcas Island, and Liz helped me to do that in a timely, professional, and supportive manner. Navigating the death of a spouse is unfamiliar and legally specific territory, so I really appreciated Liz’s prompt and clear communication, her follow through with everything she said she would do, and the extensive appraisal report she presented to me. Liz was generous with her time and knowledge, and I actually learned a lot of new things about the place my husband and I had owned for decades. I also liked supporting a local San Juan County business.”

KHN (Orcas Island, July 2023)

“After nearly having my step mother’s house sold, it came to my attention, as the executor, that an appraisal was needed. It all had to happen quickly! Thankfully LIZ was willing to make that happen for me, and I’m so grateful. She has a great attitude as well. Many thanks Liz.”

Karen C. (Orcas Island, August 2023)

“We were very pleased with your work.  You spent more than two hours in a very thorough and detailed examination of our property.  You worked hard to find comparables in our neighborhood for comparison purposes.  Your appraisal reflected that thoroughness and attention to detail and we were very pleased with it.  Thank you Liz.”

Jeremy F. (Orcas Island, August 2023)  

“When Liz arrived at my home to do an appraisal, she greeted me with a warm, friendly smile and a professional manner. I immediately got the sense that “here is someone who definitely enjoys her work.” Liz was knowledgeable, thorough, and efficient during her entire visit. She discovered and shared things I hadn’t already known about my home, and she followed up with great questions afterwards. The end result was a detailed 42-page report that was submitted to me ahead of deadline. For all these reasons and more, I would have no hesitation recommending Liz to others. In fact, I already have. Thank you, Liz!”

Mary H. (Anacortes, June 2023)

“Liz, I would highly recommend you.  Thanks for all the additional information you gave me related to my parents’ house.”

Glenn S. (Anacortes, November 2023)

Liz was professional & responded quickly to my inquiries about an appraisal.

She explained what is happening in the real estate market and how values are accurately determined.

Our property is unique in size and location. There is also a dock, which added another layer of issues.

We live in South Lake Tahoe, so working with someone I can Trust is KEY to our relationship.

Liz scheduled a meeting with us when we planned to be on San Juan.

Her experience combined with the ability to communicate, confirmed she was absolutely the right choice!

We would recommend Liz in a heartbeat!!

B & K South Lake Tahoe San Juan Island September 2021 October 5, 2021

My husband recently passed away and, of course, there was a multitude of details that had to be attended to.  One was to have an appraisal of my home at the date of his death.  This was on short notice, but Liz was willing to meet my deadline.  She came to my home, was very friendly and professional.  She was timely in getting what I needed done and met all details.

I would strongly recommend her and deeply appreciated all she did to ease my mind at that particular time.

Thank you, Liz!

JF Anacortes September 7, 2021

Liz was recommended to us as an expert on appraising island properties. She was true to her word on arrival, costs, and ahead of schedule on delivery of the appraisal paperwork. We recommend using her services for your appraisal needs. Thank you, Liz!

Kathy G Waldron Island September 7, 2021

We had a family home from an estate we needed appraised. Liz was professional, thorough, cooperative and did exactly what she said she would do. I recommend her. 

JL Anacortes December 2019 January 9, 2020

Liz provided important information about plat and HOA restrictions for us. She checked the accuracy of her advice with the City and obtained a quick response. Saved hours of investigating on our part. Liz is competent, helpful,  and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended!

Linda H Anacortes February 15, 2019

We recently had occasion to need an appraisal on our property on Lopez Island. Our search for an appraiser led us to All Islands Appraisal, LLC, Elizabeth A. Hance, Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser. Our contacts with Liz were clear, easy to understand, and the resulting appraisal fulfilled our needs promptly and efficiently. We have no hesitation in recommending Elizabeth Hance to others.

Richard R. Lopez Island September 21, 2018

"Liz was great to work with in ordering an appraisal for our home on Orcas. She had quick and friendly communication with us throughout the process and the turnaround for the appraisal was great as well. Highly recommended!"

Lori D. Orcas Island August 24, 2018

Liz provided an appraisal of our vacation home in the San Juan’s which included a hard to compare property. She was easy to work with, professional yet warm, timely and her appraisal was comprehensive and well documented. Our home was accessible only by private boat and Liz was flexible in dealing with the unique logistical and access challenges inherent in island living. She is honest and operates with an eye towards producing the most objective, fair and accurate appraisal possible.

Tim R Friday Harbor, WA July 20, 2018

I used Liz for an appraisal for an estate valuation.  She was such a pleasure to deal with, as well as being very professional.  She was prompt, courteous and such a lovely person.  Her appraisal was very detailed and thorough.  I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Holly G. Anacortes, WA July 20, 2018

Liz Hance, All Island Appraisal, LLC, is absolutely outstanding!  From the get go, Liz was professional and quick to respond to anything our loan officer or bank needed.

The property we had Liz appraise was complex and unusual, but due to her knowledge of the San Juan area and ability to research and find comparable homes and make precise mathematical calculations, she was able to put together a clear, 38 page document that met the bank's needs in determining value.

First, Liz is from the area of the San Juans. She knows Anacortes and all the islands, so she is very familiar with all the types of homes and land in the area, current and past.

Second, the comparable homes that Liz researched and presented in our appraisal were spot on.  Then, not only did she find the perfect comparables, but she showed in detailed pages of the appraisal how each house mathematically compared to the one we were looking at ourselves.  It was then extremely clear how she ended up calculating her opinion of value for the property we were buying.

Third, the 38 page appraisal was well organized with a clear table of contents, detailed research, maps, photos and mathematical calculations all enabling our bank to see a very clear picture of the property.  We could not have asked for more.

You need look no further if you need a professional appraisal that your bank will be able to read clearly.

We recommend Liz!

Todd and Emma Brown Bainbridge Island & Orcas Island October 27, 2017

Needed an appraisal of our property for estate planning purposes.  Called 6-7 appraisers in Skagit county.  Liz was prompt, courteous, and knowledgeable of island life.  Understood island ferries both state and county and its impact on home comps.  She was timely, did what she said and was easy to work with.  Would definitely recommend her and will use her in the future if I have the need.

RM Guemes Island October 27, 2017

"Working with Liz is always such a pleasure not only because of her professionalism but also because of her vast knowledge of the San Juan Islands.  She is very prompt and her attention to detail is beyond compare. You simply can’t go wrong working with someone as skilled as Liz."

Laura H. Orcas Island September 20, 2017

"I always find Liz to be a true professional, researching every valuation deeply and thoroughly. Her extensive background here is very helpful, and she exhibits absolute integrity in what she does. We are fortunate to have an appraiser of her caliber in our community."

Wally G. Orcas Island September 20, 2017

"I have has the pleasure of working with Liz Hance for many years regarding Real Estate in San Juan County.  What I appreciate about Liz is she does her homework, rolls her sleeves up and really digs in to understand the questions and anwsers. Her follow through and communication raises the bar for other professionals.  If you do not work with, or network with Liz, you are missing out on a qualified team player."

Teri W. Orcas Island September 20, 2017

"Liz recently did an appraisal for the refinancing of our home that we had recently remodeled. She did a great job and worked well with our lender in a very professional and competent manner! She made sure to find plenty of comparable properties and while walking through our home she took note of every feature we have that adds value. I really appreciated how detailed her report was. Thank you Liz!"

Autumn B. Orcas Island May 10, 2017

“Liz has the qualifications most other appraisers do not have to appraise property in this area. She has lived in Anacortes and the San Juan Islands most of her life, and has logged thousands of hours inspecting all types of properties on nearly every island, both ferry and non-ferry served.  Her professionalism, competence, integrity and knowledge of the area is unsurpassed. I highly recommend Liz for your next appraisal.”

Gary W. San Juan Island May 9, 2017

"Liz and I worked together closely for four years; I have personal knowledge of her appraisal work and her personal and professional ethics. I would recommend her, without reservation, to anyone wishing to have a thorough and competent appraisal performed."

Carol S. Friday Harbor, WA May 4, 2017