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 […]

5 myths about pricing your FSBO listing

FSBO Pricing Strategies Most FSBO sellers go the DIY route because they want to save money. Saving money does not mean that you have to approach the task of selling your home blindly though. In my 25+ years of appraisal experience I have done a lot of pre-listing appraisals for sellers who thought they were […]

5 Steps to take when the appraisal comes in low

Confused about what to do when your appraisal comes in low? If you’ve ever been in a situation where your appraisal comes in low and you didn’t know what to do hang around because this post is for you. You are not powerless in this situation but you do have to follow a certain protocol. Today we’re […]

 

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