INTRODUCTION AND EXPERIENCE
Bliss Associates is an 83-year-old regional firm specializing in the appraisal of real property throughout the Midwest with offices in Downtown Kansas City. Bliss presently has more than 25 employees, principals and associates housed at its headquarters at 1000 Walnut St., Ste. 920, Kansas City, Missouri 64106 (telephone, 816-221-9100; facsimile, 816-221-9101).
Founded in 1933 by George M. Bliss, ASA, MAI, SRA, Bliss Associates, LLC is Kansas City’s oldest and one of Mid-America’s largest real estate appraisal and analysis firms. Originally the co-owner of Success Savings Building and Loan Association, Mr. Bliss emerged from the Great Depression with an acute awareness of the need for accurate real estate evaluation. His opinion was so widely respected and trusted that Mr. Bliss found himself overwhelmed with requests for help in valuing local properties. Finding himself at the dawn of a new age, he seized the opportunity to become a pioneer in the new field of real estate appraisal. His early work drew national acclaim, propelling him to become one of the federal government’s first certified FHA appraisers. George Bliss literally helped to write the book on what would become modern appraisal standards and practices.
Today, the legacy of quality and innovation left by George M. Bliss and built on by his son, Curtis T. Bliss, SREA, is evident in its Midwest presence with its 25 employees and state-licensed and certified appraisers. Bliss Associates, LLC, employs more professionally designated and certified appraisers for Missouri and Kansas than any other firm.
The company occupies 6,500 square feet at its headquarters in the Commerce Bank Building in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The company was an early entrant into the field of automation, beginning in 1978, and has been widely recognized for its innovative work in real estate data management and statistical analysis. A new and much more powerful system, BlissWorld, has made that growing data base even more accessible.
In the past five years, Bliss Associates, LLC, has performed approximately ten thousand valuations. The company holds membership in the KC Data Service, Heartland MLS, the National Association of Home Builders, and several area Chambers of Commerce. The company subscribes to the Marshall and Swift Cost Service, CoStar, LoopNet, County on-line services, and other specialized real estate publications. The firm exchanges comparable sales with local, regional, and national realtors, developers, appraisers, and assessors.
Services We Offer
- Land & Agricultural
Additional Services We Offer
- Special Purpose
- Eminent Domain & ROW
- Real Estate Tax Appeal
- Dispute and Litigation Service
- Expert Witness
- Appraisal Review