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A Unique Market Demands Unique Experience

It takes experience and familiarity with the Florida Keys to create accurate, timely appraisals. From Key Largo to Key West, George Rosendale of The Gorman Group is known as "The Keys' Appraiser." George is highly knowledgeable of local market conditions, and well-versed in performing appraisals of all kinds in The Florida Keys. In fact, he has appraised property in Tavernier, Islamorada, Marathon, Key Largo - on virtually every Key…even No Name Key…and there is hardly anything there!

From the Holiday Inn on Key Largo to the smallest home on No Name Key - George has done it all.

Appraising The Florida Keys

There are many commercial and residential appraisers in Florida, but not so many that specialize in Florida Key appraisals. What does an appraiser here need to know that is different from the rest of the state?  Well for one thing, there is effectively only one street – certainly only one business street – Overseas Highway.  Another unusual aspect of appraisal here in the Keys is that in some areas you are located on the Atlantic Ocean and in other areas - across the street - you are located on the Gulf of Mexico ... and there are or can be value differences and the appraiser needs to know them. 

      Appraiser in the Keys of Florida


Overseas Highway (aka US 1) runs from approximately Key Largo on the north to Key West on the south. As it meanders through places like Tavernier, Islamorada, Layton, Marathon Duck Key, Big Pine Key and Summerland Key property values change….and they change a lot - which is the reason you need an appraiser from the Florida Keys....



What Kind of Appraisal Do You Need?

While we perform appraisals of major properties ranging from golf courses to industrial complexes, the fact is, in the Keys, most of the commercial properties are smaller, almost "mom and pop" types of establishments.  As a consequence, we are really well versed on the values of small commercial properties throughout the Keys. 

Our commercial appraisal reports are typically prepared in a short summary narrative format - think of it like a little booklet ranging anywhere from 15 or 20 pages up to 50 or 75 pages. Our fees are very competitive

While a significant portion of our appraisal assignments relate to commercial properties, we also appraise houses, condominiums, waterfront homes, multi-family homes, townhomes, and industrial property…if other appraisers will not or cannot appraise your property, we will. 


We are experienced in performing appraisals for property in The Keys for the purposes of Estate Planning, Insurance, Primary and Secondary Mortgages, Mortgage Refinancing, FHA, Property Tax Rebuttal, List Price, Employee Relocation, and more.


No matter what kind of appraisal you need or for what purpose, the Gorman Group of The Keys will provide you with a well-considered, on-target appraisal for your property in The Florida Keys within your time frame.


Key Appraisal Qualifications

George Rosendale, Director of Gorman Group of The Keys, lives here, works here, and plays here – feel free to ask him about his annual party for appraisers on Islamorada Key. With over 30 years of experience in appraising The Keys, George has seen and appraised it all (except the Bat House, which he is hoping to appraise someday soon.)

Email George ( or call us 954-247-1070.  

Click here for a printable version of George's qualifications.


The Picture Below is not one of a building in the Keys - it is on Galt Ocean Mile in Fort Lauderdale - we placed it here so the reader would be able to get an idea of the complexity of the appraisal of work we do.  This is a hotel condominium - one where you buy your "hotel room" and when you are not using it it is rented just like any other hotel room.  Not only are the rooms condominiums, but so is the front desk, restaurant and balance of the building. 


There is no need to read beyond this point - it is simply spider food. 

...a little spider food...spiders are the little robots search engines like Google and Yahoo send out to find information for you. The information below is presented as a service to search engine spiders to assist them in finding us for you.  Feel free to read it, but we think you will be bored: basically, it is a list of keywords representing some of the various types of properties we have appraised (other key words are included):

Upper Keys: The Upper Keys of the Key West Region include Keys in Biscayne National Park (accessible only by boat) in Miami-Dade County. Transitional keys in this specific region include; Soldier Key, Ragged Keys, Boca Chita Key, and Sands Key. True Florida Keys, (i.e., exposed ancient reefs) in the Upper Keys area include; Eliot Key, Adams Key, Reid Key, Rubicon Keys, Tottered Key, and Old Rhodes Key. Keys in Monroe County include; Key Largo , Plantation Key, Windley Key, Upper Matecumbe Key, Lignumvitae Key, and Lower Matecumbe Key. (Plantation Key through Lower Matecumbe Key are incorporated as Islamorada, Village of Islands. The "towns" of Key Largo, North Key Largo and Tavernier, all on the island of Key Largo, are not incorporated.)

Middle Keys: The Middle Keys of the Florida Keys  include Craig Key, Fiesta Key, Long Key (also known as Rattlesnake Key), Conch Key, Duck Key , Grassy Key, Crawl Key, Long Point Key, Fat Deer Key, Key Vaca, Boot Key, Knight's Key, and Pigeon Key. Boot Key, Fat Deer Key, Long Point Key, Crawl Key and Grassy Key are incorporated in the city of Marathon. Marathon is home to the George Adderley House. 

Lower Keys: The Lower Keys of the Florida Keys  include Little Duck Key, Missouri Key, Ohio Key (also known as Sunshine Key), Bahia Honda Key, Spanish Harbor Keys, West Summerland Key, No Name Key, Big Pine Key, Little Torch Key, Middle Torch Key, Big Torch Key, Ramrod Key, Summerland Key, Knockemdown Key, Cudjoe Key, Sugarloaf Key, Park Key, Lower Sugarloaf Key, Saddlebunch Key, Shark Key, Geiger Key, Big Coppitt Key, East Rockland Key, Rockland Key, Boca Chica Key, Key Haven, Stock Island, Sigsbee Key, and Fleming Key….and of course, Key West.


Property Types

Particular property types we have experience in include QSR's (Quick Service Restaurants), shopping center, marinas, boat slips, moblie homes and mobile home parks, banquet halsl, wetland, golf courses, Internal Revenue Service, churchs, rectory, public storage, funeral parlors, health clubs, quick lube, veterinary hospital, dental office, recycling center, newspaper plant, micro brewery, industrial condominium, office condominium, bar, tavern, lodge, hotel condominium, special purpose, motel, hotel,  mark to market, partial interests,  apartment building, apartment complex, warehouse, manufacturing, factory, industrial, office research, vacant land, subdivisions, strip center, neighborhood shopping center, community shopping center, big box, retail, leasehold value, leased fee, lease analysis and, partial interests