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 […]

Who Is The Mortgage Appraisal Meant For?

Who owns the mortgage appraisal? There can be some confusion about who owns the mortgage appraisal and who it is meant for in a home purchase transaction so I thought we’d discuss this topic today. If you are purchasing a home you will want to read this because most people do not understand how the […]

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 […]

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 appraiser so that […]

What is an appraisal contingency and why is it more important now than ever?

What is an Appraisal Contingency? For those not familiar with what an appraisal contingency is let me give you a simple explanation. An appraisal contingency gives you a way out of a legally binding contract should the home you are purchasing not appraise for at least the contract price. If you are purchasing a home […]

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