How long does it take to complete an appraisal?

Time to complete an appraisal can vary The most common question I get after leaving a home on an appraisal assignment is about how long it will take to complete an appraisal and get the report back. This is understandable since the owner or buyer is nervous and might worry that their house may not […]

Are AMC’s planning to build a new army of appraisers?

If the AMC’s get their wish some appraiser’s jobs could be in danger If you’ve read my blog or been around the real estate profession over the past several years you know what an AMC (Appraisal Management Company) is. As I have explained in the past I’m not a big fan. The premise of the […]

Alabaster Housing Report

Is Alabaster housing on the upswing? With Spring in full bloom and Summer approaching I thought I would take a look at how the Alabaster housing market is doing. People have been asking me how home sales compare to past years so today I’m going to share with you what I found. By the way, […]

What’s the deal with FREE home appraisals?

Interested in FREE home appraisals? I’ve seen more and more ads lately for FREE home appraisals or “What’s your home worth” advertisements and thought I’d talk about them today to see how legit they are. If you are going to be getting a refinance loan or maybe you’ll be buying a home and think that […]

Why price per square foot can be an agent’s worst enemy when pricing a home

Do you use price per square foot to list a home? One question I get a lot from agents is “what price per square foot are homes selling for  in such and such neighborhood”? Whenever I get this question I cringe because in and of itself price per square foot is not always the best indicator […]

Sign up and get valuable content!

  • Get local real estate market data
  • Learn valuable information from a seasoned appraiser
  • Find out what adds value to your home

I respect your privacy. Your information stays with me.