REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL VIDEO TIPS

   By Sherie Smith, Certified General Appraiser/Consultant, Copyright 2010   MORE VIDEOS BELOW!  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 … Continue reading

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 … 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 … Continue reading

7 QUESTIONS TO PICKING A REAL ESTATE AGENT

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

IS COMPARATIVE MARKET ANALYSIS A FREE APPRAISAL?

Image via Wikipedia COMPARATIVE MARKET ANALYSIS CMA stands for Comparative Market Analysis, and NO, a CMA is NOT A FREE APPRAISAL.  In fact, a CMA is completely different than an appraisal. CMA has to do with determining an asking price, … Continue reading