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 […]

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 Ways an appraisal can help sell a stale listing

If you’re suffering from a stale listing consider an appraisal If you’re a FSBO (for sale by owner) home seller or an agent and haven’t been able to sell your home, you may be the victim of a stale listing. A stale listing is one that has been on the market for a longer than […]

Should I show buyers my prelisting appraisal?

Do buyers need to see my prelisting appraisal? I was doing a prelisting appraisal for a client this week and she asked me an interesting question I want to share with you. She wanted to know if she should show the report to buyers looking at her house or if she should keep it private. […]

Who can order a home appraisal?

Is it ok for anyone to order a home appraisal? I received a call this week from a homeowner who wanted to order a home appraisal for a refinance loan. They knew the mortgage company would need it to complete the loan. What they didn’t know is that several years ago government legislation made it […]

 

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