The Risks Of Waiving Your Home Appraisal

Considering Waiving Your Home Appraisal? Think Again. Did you know that with some home purchases you now have the option of waiving your home appraisal? Crazy, huh? Fannie Mae recently introduced Appraisal Waivers to some home buyers under some specific conditions. You can look up those conditions on the Fannie Mae website since I don’t […]

A 5 Step Process For Agents When Choosing Comps

Help For Agents When Choosing Comps As an appraiser, I often get asked by real estate agents what is the best process for choosing comps when pricing a home. This is a great question because I believe that accurate pricing upfront is 90% of a successful sales transaction. Often appraisers get blamed for killing deals […]

9 Things Appraisers Wish Agents Knew

9 Things Appraisers Wish Agents Knew Appraisers and agents work together all of the time so you would think that there would be no confusion about what the other party does but unfortunately there sometimes is. There are certain things appraisers wish agents knew so today I’m going to discuss some of the most common […]

What’s Up With The West Homewood Real Estate Market?

A Look At Home Sales In West Homewood Homewood has always been one of the most popular suburbs within the Birmingham, AL real estate market. Historically the Edgewood, Mayfair, and Hollywood areas have been the top sellers, however, over the past several years the popularity of the West Homewood area has increased. As you might […]

5 Signs That Your Home Is Overpriced And What To Do About It

How To Tell If Your Home Is Overpriced It’s a seller’s market, right? I can price my home at whatever I want and it will sell, right? Wrong. If your home is overpriced it could be the kiss of death. Years ago this way of thinking may have been more successful but in today’s world […]

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