What Is Your Source for Square Footage When Listing a Home?

Square Footage is Key in Accurate Pricing I have written in the past about the source for square footage that real estate agents use but I thought it would be worth revisiting this topic again. If you are a new agent or didn’t read my past articles I hope you will take the time to […]

Shelby County Luxury Home Market Update – 2021

Shelby County Luxury Home Sales Trends The market is not the same in every location or for every price range. Recently someone posted that the market was up 18%, but what does that mean? For data to be meaningful, it has to have context. By this, I mean that instead of saying that the market […]

8 Interesting Things Appraisers Notice About Your Home

Some Things Appraisers Notice May Surprise You The appraiser arrives at your house and introduces themselves. He or she tells you they will start on the outside of your home by taking some measurements and then look at the inside. During this process, which can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours depending on […]

Is My Home Appraisal Confidential?

Home Appraisal Confidentiality “Is My Home Appraisal Confidential?” This is a fairly common question I get asked that I have not touched on in a while. In this post, I’d like to share a little bit about who has access to information in the appraisal and who actually gets the report. First off I would […]

How Do Appraisers Use Active Listings and Pending Sales In An Appraisal?

Can Active Listings and Pending Sales Be Used As Comps? Most people are familiar with what a “comp” is in real estate and more specifically in an appraisal. A short definition for a comp would be a property that is an acceptable substitute for the property being appraised. An acceptable substitute would mean that the […]

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