Appraising, Helpful for FSBO, Helpful Info For Agents, Helpful to Home Owners

Be the Sommelier of Your Home

What is a sommelier and how can homeowners and agents imitate them during the appraisal inspection? This article discusses the topic.

Appraisal Profession, Appraising, Helpful Info For Agents, Helpful to Home Owners

What Does It Mean To Be Neutral?

Why is it important for the appraiser to remain neutral? What kinds of situations must appraisers be careful in this regard? I discuss this in this article.

Appraising, Helpful for FSBO, Helpful Info For Agents, Helpful to Home Owners, Home Repairs

Differences Between A Home Inspection and An Appraisal Inspection

Have you ever had your home appraised? Perhaps you were amazed at how quickly the appraiser went through your home.  An appraiser will generally look in each room. They will take a few notes as well as some interior and exterior pictures. Then they will measure your home and any accessory buildings. They will likely… Continue reading Differences Between A Home Inspection and An Appraisal Inspection

Appraising, Helpful Info For Agents

Don’t Be Afraid of Talking to The Appraiser!

There are many misconceptions regarding real estate agent's ability to communicate with appraisers. It feels like some agents have been taught that if they speak to or look directly at the appraiser, they might spontaneously combust! Many real estate agents have told me that they are not sure what they can discuss with the appraiser.  So, let's clear… Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid of Talking to The Appraiser!