Anatomy of a Sales Comparable

Importance of the Sales Comparable In the past, I have written extensively about sales comparables and their use within the appraisal report. I have explained what makes a good sales comparable and the process you should take in choosing them. The sales comparison approach is typically given the most consideration in the appraisal report. There […]

5 Questions Your Appraiser Should Be Asking

Why Appraisers Ask Questions The main objective of the appraisal process is to research and discover as much about the subject property in order to determine its market value. The appraiser’s job is similar to that of a private investigator in that they must interview people, verify information, and gather vital facts about the property […]

Will The Appraiser Give Me Full Credit For My Landscaping?

How Much Value Do You Get For Landscaping? I was asked this question about landscaping by a homeowner during an appraisal inspection this week. I thought I would share the answer on my blog because I’m sure others have asked the same question. My answer really doesn’t just pertain to landscaping though. It can explain […]

9 Appraisal Terms New Real Estate Agents Should Know

Appraisal Terms For New Real Estate Agents Whether you are a new real estate agent or one who has been in the business for years there may be some appraisal terms that you are not familiar with. Today I thought I would share with you some appraisal-related terms that would be helpful for new real […]

5 Reasons Buyers Overpay For Homes

Appraisals Can Help Prevent Buyers From Overpaying An appraiser’s job is to provide an objective and unbiased opinion of value about the value of real property such as a single-family home. This information can be provided to anyone who owns, sells, or lends money on real property as security to help them make an informed […]

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