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 […]

5 More Random Thoughts From An Appraiser

The Wheels Are Still Turning In My Head In my last post, I shared some random thoughts that were going through my mind. Some of them were inspired by the things that are happening in the real estate market we are currently in. It seems that the wheels are still turning so I decided I […]

6 Random Thoughts From An Appraiser

Things I’ve Been Thinking About Recently This week I thought I would share some random thoughts I’ve had recently. As busy as the market has been over the last year and a half it feels like I pretty much eat, drink, and sleep appraisals. Every assignment brings a new challenge so I thought I would […]

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