Pros and Cons Of A Pre-Listing Appraisal

Pre-Listing Appraisal Pros and Cons A pre-listing appraisal is one that is done prior to listing a home for sale. Its purpose is to provide a professional opinion of value in order to set a market-based list price. I make the distinction of a market-based list price for a reason. So many times a listing […]

7 Ways Not To Choose Comps

How Not To Choose Comps If you are a real estate agent and want to learn the best ways to choose comps then this article is for you. Sometimes the best way to learn how to do something is to learn how not to do it. I hope you find value in this and in […]

Should The Agent Include These Areas In Square Footage?

Confused About What Areas The Agent Should Include In Square Footage? The most thrown around metric in real estate has to do with square footage and price per square foot. People ask me all of the time what homes in this or that neighborhood are selling for per square foot. Why do they do this? […]

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 […]

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