Swaim Appraisal Services has been serving Central Iowa's real estate appraisal needs for over 30 years.  

Swaim Appraisal is a true family business started by Mike Swaim and includes his wife, Caryl and sons Michael, Cris and Dan.  Combined, we have over 90 years of appraisal experience.  We have four appraisers who are FHA approved and four appraisers serving on the VA panel. 

With this experience we have determined that effective communication with lenders, realtors and homeowners is vitally important to making the appraisal process a success for all involved. 

As evidenced by the testimonials of three of the top selling agents in the State of Iowa, our reputation for fairness, accuracy, professionalism and efficiency is second to none. 

Primary and Secondary Mortgages

  • Mortgage Refinancing
  • Employee Relocation
  • Private Mortgage Insurance Removal
  • Estate Planning
  • Divorce Settlement
  • FHA and VA Approved
  • Pre-Listing Appraisals
  • Tax Assessment Protests


    We keep our rates competitive with anybody in the industry by offering:

  • Short Turn-Around Times
  • Highest Quality Appraisal Reports
  • Online Status Reports
  • Electronic Ordering and Delivery
  • Competitive Pricing

    Through our website, ordering an appraisal is just a click away. Or spend a little time to find out a bit more about the appraisal business. The more you know, the better decision you can make. 

    We look forward to working with you!


  • "When a customer of mine needs the services of an appraiser, I always recommend Swaim Appraisal Services.  That's because they are known for professionalism and accuracy."
    -Rick Wanamaker
    #1 Sales Associate for Iowa Realty

    In the Greater Des Moines market, the Swaim Appraisal group is one of the most respected in the appraisal industry.  When a lender selects Swaim Appraisal on one of our transactions, we are confident that the work will be done in a timely and accurate manner.  We will (and do) recommend them to all of our customers."
    -
    Robin Polder
    #1 Sales Associate for RE/MAX


    "Swaim Appraisal is extremely reliable and timely.  Their knowledge on both the appraisal and real estate sides of the transaction makes for a smooth process from the start."
    -
    Chad Ireland
    #1 Sales Associate for Coldwell Banker


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