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RECENT BLOG POSTS
As a Real Estate Agent, value per square foot is how you determine listing prices...right?  Not so fast! As an Appraiser I do not even look at the price per square foot until AFTER I have determined the value of the Subject property; which is determined by who? Not the Appraiser but the MARKET. ...
11/28/2017
I am sure most Realtors know what Pocket OR Private Listings are...If not Google it.  If you get these potential new listings and sell them within your office or Sphere before they even hit the market, you think great....Great for you, Great for the Seller..Right? Not so fast.   Appraisers will l...
06/30/2017
A day in the life of a Lake Lanier Appraiser includes a TV interview with Channel 2 about water levels and its impact on Lake Lanier Real Estate Values, plus an interview for The Gainesville Times Newspaper.  It was fun to be "famous" for awhile :)Brian Monahan with Channel 2 to the left. Yours t...
06/30/2017
Zillow Instant offers: What you need to know with regard to Appraisals. Appraiser's use and need FMLS/MLS Realtor based sales. We are discouraged from using Private party or investor sales by Lenders and Fannie MAE for very GOOD reasons 1. We cannot determine quality and condition of the sales fr...
06/03/2017
...BRACKETING...What is that? It is an essential process that Appraiser's must follow for most every Lender when selecting comparable sales. Therefore REALTORS need to do the same thing when completing a Market Analysis or BPO. When Appraiser's select comps they must Bracket nearly every single ...
04/15/2017
 CALLING ALL APPRAISERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. WORKING RE HAS PUT TOGETHER A NEW REASONABLE AND CUSTOMARY SURVEY FOR ALL APPRAISERS. PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW AND TAKE THE SURVEY AND THEN SHARE THE LINK EVERYWHERE.  REALTORS PLEASE ALSO SHARE WITH YOUR APPRAISER FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCES. THANK YO...
12/28/2016
Went out on Appraisal appointment. Realtor met me there and gave me a folder of information. She must have been reading my newsletters :) as it included everything I have previously discussed. She showed me what she had in the folder and then left me to my job. She did not hover over me or follo...
12/04/2016
   Help Yourself, Your Fellow Realtors & Sellers by Helping Appraisers...Here is How!   When an Appraiser contacts you about your under contract listing, which they may be using as a Comparable Pending Sale in their report, please tell them what that home is under contract for and if any closing ...
11/04/2016
Appraisers review FMLS/MLS listings every day including all photos, commentary, etc. What you do and say in those listings not only helps your Seller get the highest possible price, but it can also mean higher Appraised Values and fewer calls from Appraisers! You would be surprised how many List...
06/05/2016
I know you wonder...How will Appraisals keep up with Current Market Trends, especially in an increasing market place? Many feel that the Appraised Values fall behind current day values.First let us look at the Past....We were there before and Appraised Values did "catch up" to Current Day Values....
04/02/2016
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