Do Birmingham Home Appraisers Set Local House Values?

How Do Birmingham Home Appraisers Come Up With Value? I’ve recently read in the news and seen people’s comments that question an appraiser’s influence on home values. In one recent congressional hearing a participant accused appraisers of being racist and holding down home values in predominantly black neighborhoods. I also read comments from an individual […]

A Handy Home Appraisal Checklist For Homeowners And Agents

A Home Appraisal Checklist Can Make Your Appraisal Go Smoother Are you a checklist person? Checklists help us to remember important things that we don’t want to forget. Wikipedia gives this definition for a checklist: “A checklist is a type of job aid used to reduce failure by compensating for potential limits of human memory […]

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 […]

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