6 Things agents should consider when picking comps for their listings

Comp selection is key to pricing They say that when appraising a home 90% of the battle is picking comps that closely match your listing. I think that this could be said for pricing a home as well. If you nail comp selection then the value indication will be more accurate and reliable. You shouldn’t […]

How agents can use multiple offers to help the appraiser

Got multiple offers? I think agents are missing out on a secret weapon at their disposal. What is the secret weapon your ask? Multiple offers. As you probably know, multiple offers can occur during the sale of a home when more that one party wants to purchase the property. This can occur when the number […]

How do you appraise an in-law suite?

A reader’s question about appraising homes with an in-law suite I was recently asked a question by real estate agent Tammy Anderson about how appraisers might appraise an in-law suite. She was specifically curious about whether a second kitchen and entrance might cause trouble in the valuation. If you have any further questions about an in-law […]

10 Appraisal mistakes new agents make and how to avoid them

Common appraisal mistakes new agents make Are you a new real estate agent? Are you unsure about the appraisal process? If you answered yes to these questions then this post is for you. There are numerous potential appraisal mistakes new agents make but by becoming familiar with the items discussed here you can reduce the […]

7 Reasons sales contracts come in higher than appraisals

Top reasons sales contracts come in higher than appraisals I hear agents make the statement all the time that “the appraisal came in low” or “the appraisal was lower than the contract price”. I always get the impression that the people who say this believe that the appraisal is wrong, however, today I would like […]

 

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