Why agents should be aware of the sales history of the subject property

What can the sales history of the subject property tell us? In a recent post about red flags that agents should be aware of in an appraisal I noted that big increases in asking and/or contract price for a home within a short period of time can create a red flag to appraisers and lenders. Appraisers are […]

6 Appraisal blog posts that will make you a better real estate agent

These 6 blog posts by appraisers can make you a better real estate agent This week I want to share with you some helpful blog posts from my fellow appraisers that will make you a better real estate agent. I think these posts will help you become a more knowledgeable and effective agent because it will […]

5 Stats that describe the Birmingham AL real estate market

What are the best stats that describe the Birmingham AL real estate market? Almost every time I visit a home to do an appraisal there is one question I get more than any other, and that is “how is the real estate market?”. That’s a question that takes more time than just saying “good” or […]

What is the value of a gated neighborhood?

Do homes in a gated neighborhood sell for more? If you’ve ever wondered about the value of a gated neighborhood you’ll want read to this post to the end because I’m going to share what I found during a recent appraisal assignment. While we’re focused on a gated neighborhood in this discussion, the process we […]

5 Red flags during a home appraisal that agents should be aware of

Red flags during a home appraisal that agents should avoid If real estate agents knew about the red flags during a home appraisal that appraisers are on the lookout for then they could do a better job of pricing their listings and providing backup support for their contracts. Providing tangible market data for your listings […]

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