How agents should calculate price per square foot

Do you calculate price per square foot correctly? I know you probably think this is a no brainer question but it is one I decided to write about because I consistently see agents including the wrong areas in their total square footage figures. Not all areas and rooms in the house are created equal and […]

Top 6 items an appraiser takes pictures of

Curious about what items an appraiser takes pictures of? As a result of the recession that occurred around 2007, and the impact on the real estate market, appraisal requirements have increased significantly. One of these requirements is an increase in the documentation appraisers are required to include in their appraisal reports. Photographs are an important part of […]

Ross Bridge – Hoover, AL Real Estate Market Report

Ross Bridge – Hoover, AL Real Estate Market Report-June 2016 I was in the Ross Bridge neighborhood recently for an appraisal assignment. During my market research I discovered some interesting sales data and thought I’d share it with you today. We’re halfway through 2016 and sales through May in the Ross Bridge neighborhood are at […]

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 […]

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