The first offer from the condemning authority, the appraiser and rezoning.
The condemning authority will have your property appraised and make you an offer on your property. What should you do? In almost every case, the amount you have been offered is based on a real estate appraisal that has been paid for by the condemning authority. You need to hire your own real estate appraiser who will appraise your property at its highest and best use. This could even mean rezoning of the land so that you receive the full compensation you are entitled to. Who pays for the real estate appraiser you hire? Not you! The condemning authority is required to pay for your expert witness. This is all part of the “full compensation” you are entitled to under Florida law.