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Real Estate Appraiser - Lanier Appraisal Service - CR004373
Lakefront Appraiser of 25 Years. Mary knows the Lake! Don't make a mistake an hire someone who does not understand Lake Site Values.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
  As a Buyer's Realtor you want to make sure your client is not overpaying for one of the largest investments of their life...Their Home!   As an Appraiser, I do not like to see a large gap betweenintrinsic value and market value. What is the difference and why does it matter?   Intrinsic value: ...
06/06/2018
 Had a very fun morning as a guest on the WDUN North GA Radio talk show. I was on with a local Realtor Kim Waters and we discussed all things Real Estate and Appraisals. A very good exchange indeed! The Host loved getting the behind the scenes information from an Appraiser. Never had an Appraiser...
03/31/2018
Thanks to the people of Hall County, GA who voted Lanier Appraisal Service the BEST Real Estate Apprasier in Hall County, GA. We are humbled and we thank you.  Thank you to THE GAINESVILLE TIMES for putting on a great party for all the winners in their respective business categories! 2018 is look...
02/05/2018
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
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