How NOT to get maximum value for your home: Ignore conformity

The powers of observation I was driving through a neighborhood this week while on an appraisal assignment and saw some interesting things that I wanted to share with you. I learned at the beginning of my career that you should “drive the neighborhood” as they say in order to get a feel for what is […]

7 Tips for Choosing the Best Appraiser

Want some tips for choosing the best appraiser? Picking the right real estate appraiser is important because they are not all equal. A person’s home is usually their most valuable asset and when you’re selling it you want to make sure it is priced accurately. Today I’m going to give you some tips for choosing […]

What are the FHA rules for the roof?

FHA rules for the roof During an appraisal observation, the appraiser is required to identify and report all “readily observable” adverse conditions of the roof. You should know that what the appraiser does is not the same thing as a home inspection and it should not be considered one. In fact, there is even a […]

How appraisers can use Google Calendar to streamline their appraisal business

Using Google Calendar in my appraisal business Would you like to know how to use the FREE Google Calendar in your appraisal business? This useful but simple app can help you do the following: Schedule appointments Map out inspection Create a task list to help you stay organized Create notifications Deliver a daily agenda via […]

What Does the SRA Designation Mean?

What is the SRA designation? Are you familiar with what the SRA designation is? If you’ve never heard this term before then hang around because I’m going to share with you what it is and how it can benefit you if you need appraisal services. Whenever I’m speaking to a group of real estate agents […]


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