REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL VIDEO TIPS

 
 By Sherie Smith, Certified General Appraiser/Consultant, Copyright 2010 

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 ARE YOU IN THE PROCESS OF SELLING YOUR HOME?

If so, then your realtor has probably told you the buyer’s lender will order an appraisal of your home to secure financing.  We’d all rather NOT have a stranger poking around our home.  But if you want your buyer to PAY YOU, then that buyer will probably need financing.  So the lender will require an appraisal to determine your home’s fair market value and determine how much of the purchase price the lender will actually finance. Since there’s no getting around it, let’s make the best of it!

HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN APPRAISAL!

Did you know a homeowner can actually do some things to boost the home’s value?  Yes, a homeowner can and should PREPARE FOR THE APPRAISAL, just like he prepares for the sale of the home.   The appraiser can just show up and appraise your residence ‘as is’.  But with the current economy being so low, a wise homeowner will do everything possible to show off their home’s good points in hopes of retaining as much value as possible.

SET YOUR APPRAISER UP TO APPRECIATE YOUR HOME!

As a Certified General appraiser, I appraise both residential and commercial properties.  You don’t have to live in Tennessee.  My tips will work any place in the country, for any value home, for any size, any age and for any type of construction or design.   I use articles and also videos to get my point across because I know you get bored just reading.  Plus I want you to get to know me since we’re talking about your valuable asset – your home!  So hang around my site and watch some videos, maybe read a few articles but absolutely ‘Favorite’ my site so you can find it again.   It is still under construction but I add videos and articles every week.

WHAT ARE YOUR APPRAISAL QUESTIONS?

I know you have questions about your appraisal.  EVERY HOMEOWNER does so ASK ME!   If you don’t find your answer here, then just use the ‘Contact Me’ button at the top of the page. I usually respond within 24 hours.

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Before you go, check out my other videos down below.

Sherie Smith, Certified General Real Estate Appraiser & Consultant

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PREPARING FOR YOUR APPRAISAL – HOW MUCH TIME?

Here’s a common question about inspections. ‘How long will my appraisal take?’ I’ve heard everything from ‘ an appraisal only takes a few minutes’ to ‘plan to be available for a few hours’.  Actually what people mean is…how long will the appraiser’s inspection take.  If your appraiser is only at your home for 5 or 10 minutes, then I would be a little concerned!  An appraiser cannot adequately inspect your home in 5 to 10 minutesContinue reading

BUYING A HOME – DO I NEED AN APPRAISAL?

In plain simple English, your home is your biggest financial investment. Let’s relate it to stocks, shall we? Would you buy a brand new stock, you’d only heard of once? If you were smart, you would read everything you could get your hands on about that new company. You’d listen to financial radio stations and watch some financial TV shows to learn as much as you could about it. You’d monitor the daily stock reports. Continue reading

POTTED PLANTS FOR A QUICK HOME VALUE FIX?

Adding some vibrant colored blooms to your front yard or porch is one of the quickest ways to improve the visual appeal and beauty of your home.

Don’t overdo it – gaudy is not attractive! Choose your landscaping colors carefully so they compliment the home’s exterior. Continue reading

QUICK HOME IMPROVEMENTS CAN INCREASE HOME VALUE

By Sherie Smith, Certified General Appraiser/Consultant, Copyright 2010

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7 QUESTIONS TO PICKING A REAL ESTATE AGENT

Choosing Realtor

By now you know me as a real estate appraiser, but since I have to say something about me on this page, I’ll share some ‘trivia’ with you.  I come from a long line of real estate people.  Five generations of my family have made their living in real estate; beginning before the ‘Great Depression’ with my great-grandfather, the Investor. Continue reading

APPRAISAL INSPECTION – I HAVE TO TAKE OFF WORK?

Some homeowners don’t understand why they have to get off work to meet the appraiser for the home inspection. They don’t mind meeting the cable man or the telephone installer. They don’t mind taking an hour off to get their car worked on or visit the dentist. So WHY are homeowners disgruntled that an appraiser needs to do the inspection during normal working hours? Continue reading

NO STANDING WATER MEANS HIGHER HOME VALUE

By Sherie Smith, Certified General Appraiser/Consultant, Copyright 2010

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CAN PREPARING FOR A HOME APPRAISAL RAISE APPRAISAL VALUE?

“Having a home appraisal done in the coming week. Any advice? Anything we should do to prepare? I’m nervous!” I found this question online recently, and the replies were shocking!

1. if you are reasonable your appraiser will likely be reasonable too,
2. there’s not a lot you can do in a week’s time, and
3. try to distract the appraiser from anything you are worried about.

What a diverse and disappointing reaction to that question! Continue reading