Is a Pre-listing Appraisal Still a Good Idea?

Should I Get a Pre-listing Appraisal? I recently ran across an article where a homeowner was asking a real estate agent whether they should get a pre-listing appraisal on their home prior to selling. The answer the agent gave interested me because it contained numerous errors and misunderstandings about appraising and appraisals. I have been […]

5 Reasons To Include an Appraisal in the Estate Planning Process

Estate Planning and Appraisals Estate planning is an important part of an overall financial plan for you and your family. Since your home and other real estate that you own is a significant part of your overall wealth it is important that it be handled correctly. Today I thought I would share some thoughts on […]

Attention Investors: 3 Steps to a More Accurate ARV

An Accurate ARV Is Critical For Investors For real estate investors who are interested in buying and flipping houses for a profit an accurate ARV is critical. In this post, we are going to discuss what the After Repair Value (ARV) is and how investors can go about getting the most accurate ARV so their […]

How agents can sell their listing to the appraiser

Do Agents Have to Sell Twice? I hear agents say that they have to sell their listings twice. The first time it is to a potential buyer of the property and the second time it’s to the appraiser. Today I’m going to share with you how agents can sell their listing to the appraiserĀ so that […]

Hey, if the market is so hot why didn’t my home appraise?

A Hot Market is not a Guarantee Your Home Will Appraise In a hot market like we have now a low appraisal should be the least of our worries, right? Wrong. There are still some people asking “why didn’t my home appraise?”. It should never be considered a given that just because we’re in a […]

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