Agents, are you verifying your comps?

Verifying Comps Is Critical For Accurate Pricing The real estate market is red hot. It’s not just in the Birmingham area but all across the country. Low-interest rates and limited inventory have contributed to increasing prices fueled by multiple offers on houses that are often over the list price. The question is how do we […]

When Is The Best Time To Order A Pre-Listing Appraisal?

When Should I Order a Pre-listing Appraisal? When should you order a pre-listing appraisal? This was a question I was asked this week by a homeowner who was doing some work on their home that was going to take about a month to complete. They wanted to know if they should go ahead and get […]

Birmingham Real Estate: 2019 vs 2020

Birmingham Real Estate 2020 Recap Is it too late to discuss how the Birmingham Real Estate market in 2020 compared to 2019? I had hoped to write about this sooner but I have been extremely busy appraising. Maybe the fact that the real estate market barely let up for the holidays is a good indicator […]

What Is A Competitive Market Area?

Competitive Market Area Explained A competitive market area is something that I write about quite a bit when discussing comparable sales selection. It answers a lot of questions about where agents can look for sales when pricing a home. The sales comparison approach is the most recognized approach for non-appraisers. Most people know what a […]

Eagle Point Housing Update

Eagle Point Real Estate Update The Eagle Point subdivision is located in north Shelby County just off of Highway 280. The subdivision was started in the mid-1980s and is one of the more popular neighborhoods in North Shelby County. The neighborhood features a swim and tennis club as well as various private lakes. A new […]

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