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 […]

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 […]

How Knowing Days On Market Can Help Buyers and Sellers Be More Successful

A Closer Look At Days On Market Being an appraiser I often get asked off the cuff what I think someone’s house is worth. Appraising is much more than a guess at value, but that is exactly what people want when they ask this question. Similar to when someone asks a mechanic what they think […]

What Is The FHA Rule For Plumbing?

A Look At The FHA Rule For Plumbing I had an FHA appraisal this week where I ran into some problems that I want to share with you. I’m doing this because I thought that agents might benefit from knowing the FHA rule for plumbing to help prevent possible delays in the appraisal process as […]

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